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Synonyms for acquire
əˈkwaɪər

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  1. acquireverb

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

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. Felix Adler:

    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.

  2. Ralf Dommermuth:

    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.

  3. Marilyn vos Savant:

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

  4. Victoria Hoffman:

    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.

  5. David Kimberlin:

    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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