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adjective as in gained by personal exertion

adjective as in gained without special exertion

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Today, a lack of provenance often means one of two things: an artifact is forged or an artifact was illegally acquired.

He acquired $1 billion worth of art and tangled scandalously with the authorities.

Klein argued that Ed acquired his following by “an ancient ritual known as sexist jokes and lots of T&A.”

U.S. officials have acquired more bling from overseas than Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had on their wedding registry.

The two U.S. entities, along with the RDIF, last year acquired a majority interest in a leading Russian tire maker, Voltyre-Prom.

What he has done in any one species or distinct kind of writing would have been sufficient to have acquired him a great name.

But the contrast thus presented is one that has acquired a new meaning in the age in which we live.

Of course, newly acquired Ferns will pay for extra attention in the way of watering until they have secured a proper roothold.

These additional languages can be acquired easily if they are learnt in the right way.

He was a bookbinder previous to going upon the stage; and acquired a high degree of reputation as an actor.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to acquired, such as: captured, collected, seized, accomplished, attained, and earned.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.