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acquire



verb
1. come into the possession of something concrete or abstract (Freq. 34)
- 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
Syn:
get
Derivationally related forms:
acquisitive, acquirable, acquiring, acquisition, acquirer, getting (for: get)
Hyponyms:
isolate, win back, get back, press out, express,
extract, capture, catch, come by, come into, buy,
purchase, lease, rent, hire, charter, engage,
take, receive, have, turn, find, glom,
enter upon, come upon, luck into, line up, get hold, come up,
accept, obtain, recover, retrieve, regain, recoup,
recuperate, reclaim, repossess, win, gain, take in,
clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in,
bring in, garner, profit, benefit, partake, share,
partake in, preempt, collect, pick up, gather up, call for,
inherit, borrow, get, poll
Verb Group:
receive, get, find, obtain, incur
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s something from somebody
- The children acquire the ball
2. take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect (Freq. 5)
- 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
Syn:
assume, adopt, take on, take
Hypernyms:
change
Hyponyms:
re-assume
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s something
3. come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes) (Freq. 1)
- He grew a beard
- The patient developed abdominal pains
- I got funny spots all over my body
- Well-developed breasts
Syn:
grow, develop, produce, get
Derivationally related forms:
getting (for: get), development (for: develop)
Hypernyms:
change
Hyponyms:
fledge, feather, regrow, spring, sprout,
stock, stool, tiller, leaf, pod, teethe,
pupate, work up, get up, cut
Verb Group:
develop, evolve
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
4. locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
Hypernyms:
situate, locate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
5. win something through one's efforts
- I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese
- Gain an understanding of international finance
Syn:
win, gain
Ant:
lose (for: win)
Derivationally related forms:
gainer (for: gain), winner (for: win), win (for: win), winnings (for: win), winning (for: win)
Hypernyms:
get
Hyponyms:
cozen
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s something from somebody
6. gain knowledge or skills
- She learned dancing from her sister
- I learned Sanskrit
- Children acquire language at an amazing rate
Syn:
learn, larn
Derivationally related forms:
acquisition, learner (for: learn)
Hyponyms:
relearn, catch up, absorb, assimilate, ingest,
take in, study, hit the books
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s PP
- Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
7. 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
Syn:
develop, evolve
Derivationally related forms:
evolution (for: evolve)
Hypernyms:
change
Verb Group:
grow, develop, produce, get, explicate, formulate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something

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