Example Sentences

They acquired excellent style abroad.

I acquired a beard.

I acquired a strong aversion to television.

I acquired a new car.

They acquired the target and prepared to fire the missiles.

I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese.



to take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

Synonyms: take


to come to have or undergo a change of physical features and attributes

Synonyms: get


to gain through experience

Synonyms: develop


to come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Synonyms: get


to locate a moving entity by means of a tracking system such as radar


to win something through one's efforts

Synonyms: gain

Other words

bad cheque, cash flow, cirrocumulus, citric acid, decortication, dock-walloper, double-decker, ear doctor, economic policy, element, fairy story, free of charge, in point of fact, nongranular, perfecta, post-paid, potassium bicarbonate, running play, self-cultivation, stay of execution