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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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Rhymes 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

Sentences with 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 about 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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