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1. acquire

verb. ['əˈkwaɪɝ'] come into the possession of something concrete or abstract.

Synonyms

  • lease
  • purchase
  • hire
  • come into
  • charter
  • clear
  • glom
  • express
  • bring in
  • rent
  • isolate
  • come up
  • profit
  • win back
  • enter upon
  • retrieve
  • get back
  • pick up
  • regain
  • press out
  • poll
  • recoup
  • have
  • find
  • pull in
  • inherit
  • luck into
  • share
  • win
  • take in
  • partake in
  • benefit
  • incur
  • earn
  • preempt
  • get hold
  • buy
  • repossess
  • extract
  • get
  • gather up
  • engage
  • recuperate
  • reclaim
  • capture
  • borrow
  • garner
  • obtain
  • receive
  • recover
  • realise
  • make
  • partake
  • accept
  • gain
  • collect
  • line up
  • come upon
  • catch
  • come by
  • turn
  • realize
  • take

Antonyms

  • lend
  • refuse
  • sell
  • disallow

Etymology

  • aqueren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aquerre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Acquire

  • transpire
  • yzaguirre
  • mcbryar
  • dubilier
  • conspire
  • supplier
  • require
  • misfire
  • mctier
  • enquire
  • doubtfire
  • ceasefire
  • cease-fire
  • squier
  • rewire
  • retire
  • odwyer
  • mcguyer
  • entire
  • desire
  • trier
  • swier
  • styer
  • stier
  • steier
  • spier
  • speier
  • schwier
  • schryer
  • schrier

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A common misspelling of acquire is aquire

Example sentences of the word acquire


1. Verb, base form
Take the brain of the deer whose hide you are tanning or acquire two pig brains from a butcher.

Quotes containing the word acquire


1. Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place - that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.
- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

2. No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.
- L. Frank Baum, The Lost Princess of Oz

3. Most museums - with all their burdens to pay for exhibitions, administration, and security - really don't have any money really to acquire art, with few exceptions.
- Eli Broad

2. acquire

verb. ['əˈkwaɪɝ'] take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect.

Synonyms

  • re-assume
  • assume
  • take on
  • change
  • take

Antonyms

  • employer
  • decertify
  • break even
  • indistinct

Etymology

  • aqueren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aquerre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. acquire

verb. ['əˈkwaɪɝ'] come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes).

Synonyms

  • stock
  • work up
  • feather
  • evolve
  • pupate
  • stool
  • fledge
  • change
  • pod
  • grow
  • leaf
  • get
  • get up
  • tiller
  • cut
  • develop
  • teethe
  • produce
  • spring
  • sprout

Antonyms

  • forfeit
  • obviate
  • take
  • fire

Etymology

  • aqueren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aquerre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. acquire

verb. ['əˈkwaɪɝ'] gain through experience.

Synonyms

  • formulate
  • produce
  • evolve
  • change
  • explicate
  • grow
  • get

Antonyms

  • unclearness
  • unclear
  • ambiguous
  • obscurity

Etymology

  • aqueren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aquerre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. acquire

verb. ['əˈkwaɪɝ'] locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar.

Synonyms

  • situate

Antonyms

  • guilty
  • fail

Etymology

  • aqueren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aquerre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. acquire

verb. ['əˈkwaɪɝ'] gain knowledge or skills.

Synonyms

  • learn
  • ingest
  • study
  • absorb
  • assimilate
  • hit the books
  • larn
  • relearn
  • take in

Antonyms

  • indefinite
  • forbid
  • invalidate
  • disapprove

Etymology

  • aqueren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aquerre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. acquire

verb. ['əˈkwaɪɝ'] win something through one's efforts.

Synonyms

  • cozen
  • win
  • get

Antonyms

  • opacity
  • opaque
  • clutter
  • convict

Etymology

  • aqueren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aquerre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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