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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACQUISITIONS

Of all my acquisitions there was not one I was so vain of as my knowledge of life and character.

To do this make a list, so far as you are able, of the acquisitions of each period.

His idea of what constitutes a fortune expanded faster than his acquisitions.

His acquisitions in the science of war were substantial and definite.

It separates its acquisitions and distributes them among the pigeon-holes of the memory.

At the very least, three quarters of these acquisitions are for him superfluous.

A man is to possess, and not to be 'possessed with,' his acquisitions.

Their remedy was to apply to the acquisitions, after they should come in, the Wilmot Proviso.

The Gizls moored the acquisitions in the asteroid belt and visited Earth.

It becomes afraid to risk its acquisitions in fresh endeavours.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "act of obtaining," from Old French acquisicion (13c.) or directly from Latin acquisitionem (nominative acquisitio), noun of action from past participle stem of acquirere "get in addition, accumulate," from ad- "extra" (see ad-) + quaerere "to seek to obtain" (see query (v.)). Meaning "thing obtained" is from late 15c. The vowel change of -ae- to -i- in Latin is due to a Latin phonetic rule involving unaccented syllables in compounds.

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