Synonyms for acquire

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-kwahyuh r
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkwaɪər

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Définition of acquire

Origin :
  • mid-15c., acqueren, from Old French aquerre "acquire, gain, earn, procure," from Vulgar Latin *acquaerere, from Latin acquirere "to seek in addition to" (see acquisition). Reborrowed in current form from Latin c.1600. Related: Acquired; acquiring.
  • verb obtain or receive
Example sentences :
  • If a chap's not born with the gift he's an ass to think he can acquire it.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I have no idea that he will ever acquire the reputation of a great statesman.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • That at least is his, notwithstanding the millions he might have possessed if he had only known how to acquire them.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • One cannot acquire it, except by surrendering everything that one has.
  • Extract from : « De Profundis » by Oscar Wilde
  • Honest labor united with economy is the best way to acquire it.
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump
  • It might be possible to acquire a reputation in other professions by good fortune or favor.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • As for fame, it is but little matter whether we acquire it or not.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Stories » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • We should never allow them to acquire this unexceptionable right.
  • Extract from : « Reflections » by Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
  • He who could acquire this title among the poor must be no ordinary man.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin

Antonyms for acquire

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