Synonyms for acquiring

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

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Définition of acquiring

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 :
  • But the perception of "how to do it" is precisely what most of us have been acquiring.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • The expectation of acquiring a competent fortune did not last long.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson » by Robert Southey
  • Gauss also devoted much of his time to acquiring the ancient and modern languages.
  • Extract from : « Heroes of the Telegraph » by J. Munro
  • About every other method of acquiring the Christian experiences there is a "perhaps."
  • Extract from : « Pax Vobiscum » by Henry Drummond
  • As a preliminary to acquiring it is he to be shut out from the society of his fellows?
  • Extract from : « Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle » by H. N. Brailsford
  • Should an importer miss this opportunity of acquiring most desirable cotton?
  • Extract from : « Bremen Cotton Exchange » by Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
  • It is only the mode of acquiring knowledge that is historical.
  • Extract from : « Introduction to the Study of History » by Charles V. Langlois
  • That old man and his girl sure are acquiring all kinds of misery.
  • Extract from : « They of the High Trails » by Hamlin Garland
  • This way of acquiring money is so entirely obsolete that it needs explanation.
  • Extract from : « Clare Avery » by Emily Sarah Holt
  • We are not all the lucky possessors of such a capacity for acquiring knowledge.
  • Extract from : « The Book-Hunter at Home » by P. B. M. Allan

Antonyms for acquiring

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