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  1. ac·quire
    IPA[əˈkwī(ə)r]
  2. verb

    • 1. buy or obtain (an asset or object) for oneself:

      I managed to acquire all the books I needed
    • 2. learn or develop (a skill, habit, or quality):

      you must acquire the rudiments of Greek I've acquired a taste for whiskey
    • 3. come to have (a particular reputation) as a result of one's behavior or activities:

      he acquired a reputation for scrupulous honesty
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: acquire, 3rd person present: acquires, gerund or present participle: acquiring, past tense: acquired, past participle: acquired

    • verb

      buy or obtain (an asset or object) for oneself:

      learn or develop (a skill, habit, or quality):

    • noun

      a modification or change in an organ or tissue during the lifetime of an organism due to use, disuse, or environmental effects, and not inherited.
    • noun

      a modification or change in an organ or tissue that is due to use, disuse, or environmental effects during an organism's lifetime.
    • a thing that one comes to like over time
    • a thing that one comes to like over time
    • noun

      fuller form of AIDS
    • noun

      fuller form of AIDS
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