acquire
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /əˈkwaɪɹ/
  • (RP) IPA: /əˈkwaɪə/

Verb

acquire (acquires, present participle acquiring; 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
    • No virtue is acquired in an instant, but step by step.
    • Descent is the title whereby a man, on the death of his ancestor, acquires his estate, by right of representation, as his heir at law.
  3. (medicine) To contract.
  4. (computing) To sample signals and convert them into digital values.
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