[uh-kwahyuh r] /əˈkwaɪər/
verb (used with object), acquired, acquiring.
to come into possession or ownership of; get as one’s own:
to acquire property.
to gain for oneself through one’s actions or efforts:
to acquire learning.
Linguistics. to achieve native or nativelike command of (a language or a linguistic rule or element).
Military. to locate and track (a moving target) with a detector, as radar.
to get or gain (something) again which one has owned
(transitive) to get or gain (something, such as an object, trait, or ability), esp more or less permanently
mid-15c., acqueren, from Old French aquerre “acquire, gain, earn, procure,” from Vulgar Latin *acquaerere, from Latin acquirere “to seek in addition to” (see acquisition). Reborrowed in current form from Latin c.1600. Related: Acquired; acquiring.
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abbreviation 1. Republic of the Congo (international car registration) Congo (international vehicle ID)
[ak-wuh-zish-uh n] /ˌæk wəˈzɪʃ ən/ noun 1. the act of or gaining possession: the acquisition of real estate. 2. something ; addition: public excitement about the museum’s recent acquisitions. 3. the purchase of one business enterprise by another: the acquisition of a rival corporation; mergers and acquisitions. 4. Linguistics. the act or process of achieving […]
[ree-akt] /riˈækt/ verb (used without object) 1. to act in response to an agent or influence: How did the audience react to the speech? 2. to act reciprocally upon each other, as two things. 3. to act in a reverse direction or manner, especially so as to return to a prior condition. 4. to act […]