What does the word acquire mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Albert Bigelow Paine
  3. In pursuing this amusement children can also be led to acquire many useful habits. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe