Synonyms for acquisition

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ak-wuh-zish-uh n
Phonetic Transcription : ˌæk wəˈzɪʃ ən

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Définition of acquisition

Origin :
  • late 14c., "act of obtaining," from Old French acquisicion (13c.) or directly from Latin acquisitionem (nominative acquisitio), noun of action from past participle stem of acquirere "get in addition, accumulate," from ad- "extra" (see ad-) + quaerere "to seek to obtain" (see query (v.)). Meaning "thing obtained" is from late 15c. The vowel change of -ae- to -i- in Latin is due to a Latin phonetic rule involving unaccented syllables in compounds.
  • noun obtaining or receiving
  • noun something obtained, received
Example sentences :
  • But to the acquisition of Florida too much importance can not be attached.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Love may have been a still stronger motive for its acquisition.
  • Extract from : « Heroes of the Telegraph » by J. Munro
  • The very name of Peter Pindar is an acquisition to your work.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • I wish the one you espouse at present, much joy of the acquisition it has made.'
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • And what similar use or power of acquisition has justice in time of peace?
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • Because a freeman ought not to be a slave in the acquisition of knowledge of any kind.
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • And is any mode of acquisition, even if unjust and dishonest, equally to be deemed virtue?
  • Extract from : « Meno » by Plato
  • He'd be an acquisition to the King's navy—a man that can do the things he did this morning.
  • Extract from : « Captain Blood » by Rafael Sabatini
  • The acquisition of every shipyard in the country was also contemplated as a contingency.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII) » by Various
  • And why should not I make the acquisition in the very spirit of a new settler?
  • Extract from : « A Day's Ride » by Charles James Lever

Antonyms for acquisition

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