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Synonyms for acquire
əˈkwaɪərac·quire

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Wiktionary

  1. acquireverb

    Synonyms:
    secure, procure, obtain, earn, win, gain, attain

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acquire

    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.

    Synonyms:
    accomplish, achieve, arrive at, attain, compass, earn, gain, get, grasp, master, obtain, procure, reach, secure, win

    Antonyms:
    abandon, fail, forfeit, give up, let go, lose, miss

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acquire

    Synonyms:
    gain, earn, procure, obtain, get, realize, win, reap

    Antonyms:
    lose, forfeit, surrender, miss, forego

Princeton's WordNet

  1. get, acquireverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  2. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  4. acquireverb

    locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar

    Synonyms:
    larn, get, gain, adopt, learn, take, take on, evolve, assume, produce, win, grow, develop

  5. acquire, win, gainverb

    win something through one's efforts

    "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"

    Synonyms:
    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

  6. learn, larn, acquireverb

    gain knowledge or skills

    "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"

    Synonyms:
    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

  7. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. acquireverb

    Synonyms:
    gain, obtain, achieve, attain, procure, earn, win, get, secure, have, make, PURCHASE, get possession of, get into one's hands

  2. acquireverb

    Synonyms:
    master, learn thoroughly, make one's self master of

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How to use acquire in a sentence?

  1. Emeasoba George:

    True happiness doesn't come from having/possessing all you've ever wished to have/acquire. Rather, it simply comes from appreciating/enjoying all you've got presently/already.

  2. William Brown:

    A number of factors ... had me convinced that this was the right time and the right company to acquire.

  3. Marilyn vos Savant:

    To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.

  4. Donald Trump:

    We will continue to work alongside our allies and partners to ensure that Iran can never acquire a nuclear weapon. We'll work with others to address the range of Iran's malign influence. This administration remains committed to putting the safety, interests and well-being of our citizens first.

  5. Jim Ritterbusch:

    The Saudis benefit from talking this market up ... they buy a little time and give the market a chance to acquire better balance, if at the end of the day the Saudis don't go along with an agreement to cut production, the market will go right down, just like last time.


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