Part of speech: verb

To obtain; get as one's own; receive; gain.

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Usage examples "acquire":

  1. Sometimes, however, they change rapidly from the east to the south, in which quarter they first acquire their greatest force. - "The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes", Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes.
  2. For him it was education of a more valuable and lasting sort than any he would ever acquire from books. - "Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine.
  3. In pursuing this amusement children can also be led to acquire many useful habits. - "The American Woman's Home", Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe.