Synonyms for acquired

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

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Définition of acquired

Origin :
  • c.1600, "gained by effort," past participle adjective from acquire. Of diseases, "occurring after birth, thus not dependent on heredity," 1842 (opposed to congenital). Acquired taste is attested from 1734.
  • adj gained by personal exertion
  • adj gained without special exertion
Example sentences :
  • He acquired a general knowledge of the ebb and flow of popular stocks.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • These objections were earnestly urged when we acquired Louisiana.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • The things we lack are more vivid to us, as a rule, than those we have acquired.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • They can be acquired only by living in an organized community in which they are traditional.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Parents and Children » by George Bernard Shaw
  • These can be acquired only by "mixing with the world," no matter how wicked the world is.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Parents and Children » by George Bernard Shaw
  • You have, as I understand, much learning which you have acquired at Beaulieu.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • But the knowledge of the instrument once acquired never left Shakespeare.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • I have acquired the useful practice of being able to drink both on and off duty.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • Mortimer exposed the pasteboard he had acquired on his entry to the stand.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • Doubtless posterity has acquired a better city by the calamity of that generation.
  • Extract from : « Old News » by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Antonyms for acquired

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