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acquire

 
Verb acquire has 7 senses
  1. get, acquire - 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"
    Derived forms: noun acquiring1, noun acquisition3, noun acquisition1, noun acquirer4, noun acquirer1, noun acquirer3, noun acquirer2
    Sample sentence:
    The children acquire the ball
  2. assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take - 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"
    --2 is one way to change
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. grow, develop, produce, get, acquire - 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"
    --3 is one way to change
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. acquire - locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
    --4 is one way to
    situate, locate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. acquire, win, gain - win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
    --5 is one way to get, acquire
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something from somebody
  6. learn, larn, acquire - acquire or gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"
    Derived forms: noun acquisition3, noun acquisition4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  7. develop, acquire, evolve - 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"
    --7 is one way to change
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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