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Acquire meaning

acquire - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. acquire or gain knowledge or skills; " She learned dancing from her sister"; " I learned Sanskrit"; " Children acquire language at an amazing rate"
  3. 3. locate ( a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
  4. 4. To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own; as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad habits.

acquire - examples of usage

  1. We acquire the power to lift by lifting; to run, by running; to write, by writing; to talk, by talking; to build houses, by building; to trade, by trading. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  2. It is easier to learn things when you are young, but you cannot be young when you want to be, and if you are old, the best time to acquire knowledge is when you are old. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
  3. If you care to experiment, you will find that you can frequently play a part in the dreams of a child by talking to it in its sleep; and that is only one of a thousand different ways by which some member of a family might acquire, without knowing it, information of the existence of a photograph. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
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