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acquire definition


This page has 5 definitions of acquire in English and Latin. Acquire is a verb. Examples of how to use acquire in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English acquire definition


From Middle English acqueren, from Old French aquerre, from Latin acquirō; ad- + quaerō (to seek for). See quest.



acquire (third-person singular simple present acquires, present participle acquiring, simple past and past participle acquired)

  1. (transitive) To get.
  2. (transitive) To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own
    He acquired a title.
    all the riches he acquired were from hard work.
    One should acquire as much knowledge as possible from reading.
    to acquire a skill
    to acquire decent habits and manners
  3. (medicine) To contract.
  4. (computing) To sample signals and convert them into digital values.



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Latin acquire definition



  1. second-person singular present active imperative of acquīrō