English Synonyms and Antonyms
A person may obtain a situation by the intercession of friends, he procures a dinner by paying for it. Attain is a lofty word, pointing to some high or desirable result; a man attains the mountain summit, he attains honor or learning as the result of strenuous and earnest labor. Even that usage of attain which has been thought to refer to mere progress of time carries the thought of a result desired; as, to attain to old age; the man desires to live to a good old age; we should not speak of his attaining his dotage. One may attain an object that will prove not worth his labor, but what he achieves is in itself great and splendid; as, the Greeks at Marathon achieved a glorious victory. Compare DO; GET; REACH.
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come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
take, make, adopt, mystify, experience, develop, take on, draw, assume, have, become, sustain, learn, receive, larn, scram, amaze, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, pay off, go, fix, pay back, get under one's skin, stick, suffer, beat, set about, get down, arrive, incur, gain, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, stupefy, start, arrest, bring, bewilder, mother, induce, buzz off, catch, let, obtain, beget, flummox, get, generate, capture, find, baffle, produce, start out, pose, vex, aim, perplex, gravel, begin, fetch, father, commence, puzzle, set out, convey, come, evolve, win, bugger off, cause, nonplus
assume, acquire, adopt, take on, takeverb
take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
"His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"
require, read, usurp, occupy, get into, rent, withdraw, lead, ingest, develop, take on, carry, deal, assume, have, subscribe to, hold, choose, learn, fill, embrace, larn, necessitate, take over, consume, espouse, adopt, demand, don, feign, consider, need, study, dramatize, win, pick out, dramatise, simulate, gain, contract, grow, film, remove, presume, lease, train, ask, meet, take up, bring, strike, use up, select, take, engage, drive, sham, sweep up, make, claim, take for granted, get, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, call for, take in, submit, convey, take aim, shoot, aim, direct, charter, put on, wear, follow, contain, seize, bear, play, subscribe, encounter, borrow, produce, involve, look at, postulate, evolve, hire, accept, guide, admit, undertake, arrogate, tackle, conduct
grow, develop, produce, get, acquireverb
come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
"He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
take, arrest, make, mature, mystify, experience, develop, take on, explicate, draw, assume, stupefy, have, arise, become, formulate, learn, receive, larn, scram, prepare, uprise, go, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, fix, pay back, spring up, suffer, sustain, stick, set about, create, bring out, raise, get under one's skin, incur, gain, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, beat, adopt, start, set out, win, rise, buzz off, train, modernize, make grow, originate, bring about, bring, bewilder, mother, induce, modernise, catch, bugger off, obtain, beget, puzzle, flummox, get, generate, turn, find, vex, germinate, baffle, recrudesce, start out, convey, capture, aim, let, perplex, bring on, gravel, fetch, begin, father, amaze, commence, get down, build up, arrive, produce, come, educate, evolve, maturate, break, pay off, pose, give rise, cause, farm, nonplus
locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
acquire, win, gainverb
win something through one's efforts
"I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
take on, earn, derive, take in, benefit, bring home the bacon, get, come through, gather, hit, arrive at, attain, win, pull in, put on, reach, take, make headway, advance, make, assume, gain, pull ahead, evolve, realise, deliver the goods, grow, develop, clear, profit, succeed, bring in, gain ground, produce, learn, realize, larn, adopt, get ahead
learn, larn, acquireverb
gain knowledge or skills
"She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"
watch, grow, ascertain, produce, larn, gain, get wind, memorize, win, get word, develop, evolve, instruct, learn, get a line, find out, check, study, assume, get, adopt, hear, discover, take, pick up, read, take on, con, memorise, determine, teach, see
develop, acquire, evolveverb
gain through experience
"I acquired a strong aversion to television"; "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong"; "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position"; "develop a passion for painting"
rise, adopt, grow, educate, produce, gain, modernise, win, explicate, make grow, develop, formulate, evolve, arise, germinate, learn, break, train, assume, build up, get, originate, take on, take, larn, uprise, modernize, spring up, recrudesce, prepare
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How to use acquire in a sentence?
Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit.
We don't know how the frequency auction will end. That's why we are saying we only want to pay a statutory minimum dividend, if we are able to acquire spectrum and build up an own network.
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
I wanted to leave clients remembering a lifetime experience in certain ways- just as they were mesmerized from watching certain adventure expeditions on television, i realized there is an entire world of categorical experiences that people are not talking about. Is it because it is too challenging to acquire or because people are not aware that such experiences exist.
Our pharmacy cannot acquire the drug from the Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy due to restrictions in the sale of medications from one pharmacy to another.
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- спечелвам, придобивам, постигамBulgarian
- adquirirCatalan, Valencian
- akquirieren, erwerbenGerman
- adquirir, obtenerSpanish
- به دست آوردنPersian
- 獲得, 得るJapanese
- opdoen, verwerven, verkrijgenDutch
- пости́гнуть, приобрести́, овладева́ть, пости́чь, постига́ть, приобрета́ть, овладе́тьRussian
- stȅći, сте̏ћиSerbo-Croatian
- skaffa, uppköpa, förvärva, få, införskaffaSwedish
- đạt được, giành được, thu đượcVietnamese
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