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Acquire

Ac`quire´
v. t.1.To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own; as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad habits.
[imp. & p. p. Acquired ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Acquiring ( ).]
Verb1.acquire - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
Synonyms: get
2.acquire - take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"
Synonyms: take on, assume, adopt, take
3.acquire - come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
Synonyms: develop, produce, grow, get
4.acquire - locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
5.acquire - win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
Synonyms: gain, win
6.acquire - acquire or gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"
Synonyms: larn, learn
7.acquire - gain through experience; "I acquired a strong aversion to television"; "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong"; "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position"; "develop a passion for painting"
Synonyms: develop, evolve

TO ACQUIRE, descents, contracts. To make property one's own.
    2. Title to property is acquired in two ways, by descent, (q.v.) and by purchase (q.v.). Acquisition by purchase, is either by, 1. Escheat. 2. Occupancy. 3. Prescription. 4. Forfeiture. 5. Alienation, which is either by deed or by matter of record. Things which cannot be sold, cannot be acquired.

accept, accumulate, achieve, add, admit, amass, annex, assume, bag, be responsible for, be seized of, bring down, bring in, bring on, bring upon, buy, capture, catch, catch up, claim, clap hands on, clasp, claw, clench, clinch, clutch, collect, come by, come in for, come into, contract, corral, cumulate, derive, derive from, drag down, drain off, draw, draw down, draw from, draw off, embrace, enter into possession, fall in with, fall into, garner, get hold of, glom on to, grab, grab hold of, grapple, grasp, grip, gripe, harvest, have, have coming in, hug, incur, invite, knock down, land, lay hands on, lay hold of, loot, make, nail, net, nip, nip up, palm, partake, pick up, pillage, pocket, possess, pull down, purchase, reach, reap, receive, run, sack, score, seize, snap up, snatch, steal, take, take by assault, take by storm, take hold of, take in, take on, take over, take possession, welcome, whip up, win
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