acquire

  • 1 Acquire — Material von Acquire Daten zum Spiel Autor Sid Sackson Verlag 3M (1962, 1968) Schmidt Spiele (1968, 1982, 1993, 1997) Avalon Hill (1971) …

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  • 2 acquire — ac·quire /ə kwīr/ vt ac·quired, ac·quir·ing: to come into possession, ownership, or control of: obtain as one s own the target s directors don t want the company to be acquired R. C. Clark the court acquired jurisdiction ac·quir·er also… …

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  • 3 acquire — ac‧quire [əˈkwaɪə ǁ əˈkwaɪr] verb [transitive] 1. FINANCE to buy a company: • The group wants to acquire the company for $18 a share. 2. acquire a holding/​an interest/​a stake FINANCE to buy part of a company …

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  • 4 Acquire — jeu de société {{{licence}}} Autres noms Grand Hôtel Trust Auteur Sid Sackson …

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  • 5 acquire — [ə kwīr′] vt. acquired, acquiring [L acquirere < ad , to + quaerere, to seek] 1. to get or gain by one s own efforts or actions [to acquire an education] 2. to come to have as one s own; get possession of [to acquire certain traits] SYN. GET… …

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  • 6 Acquire — Ac*quire , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Acquired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Acquiring}.] [L. acquirere, acquisitum; ad + quarere to seek for. In OE. was a verb aqueren, fr. the same, through OF. aquerre. See {Quest}..] To gain, usually by one s own exertions; to …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 acquire — (v.) mid 15c., acqueren, from O.Fr. aquerre acquire, gain, earn, procure, from V.L. *acquaerere, from L. acquirere to seek in addition to (see ACQUISITION (Cf. acquisition)). Reborrowed in current form from Latin c.1600. Related: ACQUIRED (Cf.… …

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  • 8 acquire — obtain, *get, gain, win, secure, procure Analogous words: attain, achieve, compass, *reach: annex, *add, superadd: *buy, purchase: *take, seize, snatch, grab Antonyms: forfeit Contrasted words: alienate, * …

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  • 9 acquire — [v] obtain or receive access, achieve, amass, annex, attain, bring in, buy, catch, collect, cop*, corral*, earn, gain, gather, get, get hands on, get hold of, grab, have, hustle, land, latch onto, lock up, pick up, procure, promote, rack up*,… …

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  • 10 acquire — ► VERB 1) come to possess. 2) learn or develop (a skill, quality, etc.). DERIVATIVES acquirement noun acquirer noun. ORIGIN Latin acquirere get in addition , from quaerere seek …

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  • 11 Acquire — For the game developer, see Acquire (game developer). For other uses, see Acquisition (disambiguation). Acquire The 1999 Hasbro version of Acquire Designer(s) Sid Sackson Publisher(s) …

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  • 12 acquire — 01. Personally, I ve never really [acquired] a taste for whiskey. 02. The artist [acquired] a lot of useful art supplies while shopping in the big city. 03. The [acquisition] of a number of original paintings by Vincent van Gogh was a major… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 acquire */*/ — UK [əˈkwaɪə(r)] / US [əˈkwaɪr] verb [transitive] Word forms acquire : present tense I/you/we/they acquire he/she/it acquires present participle acquiring past tense acquired past participle acquired 1) formal to get something, for example by… …

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  • 14 acquire — ac|quire [ ə kwaır ] verb transitive FORMAL ** to get something, for example by buying it or being given it: We acquired the company for 100 million dollars. newly acquired: his newly acquired BMW acquire something from someone: The business was… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 acquire — transitive verb (acquired; acquiring) Etymology: Middle English aqueren, from Anglo French acquerre, from Latin acquirere, from ad + quaerere to seek, obtain Date: 15th century 1. to get as one s own: a. to come into possession or control …

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  • 16 acquire — acquirable, adj. acquirability, n. acquirer, n. /euh kwuyeur /, v.t., acquired, acquiring. 1. to come into possession or ownership of; get as one s own: to acquire property. 2. to gain for oneself through one s actions or efforts: to acquire… …

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  • 17 acquire — [[t]əkwa͟ɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ acquires, acquiring, acquired 1) VERB If you acquire something, you buy or obtain it for yourself, or someone gives it to you. [FORMAL] [V n] General Motors acquired a 50% stake in Saab for about $400m... [V n from n] I… …

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  • 18 acquire — ac·quire ə kwī(ə)r vt, ac·quired; ac·quir·ing to come to have as a new or additional characteristic, trait, or ability (as by sustained effort, by mutation, or through environmental forces) <a cognitive system...that is acquired in early… …

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  • 19 acquire — verb Acquire is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑museum Acquire is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ability, ↑accent, ↑asset, ↑capital, ↑citizenship, ↑collection, ↑company, ↑competence, ↑confidence, ↑ …

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  • 20 acquire — ac|quire W2 [əˈkwaıə US əˈkwaır] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: aquerre, from Latin acquirere, from ad to + quaerere to look for, obtain ] 1.) formal to obtain something by buying it or being given it ▪ Manning hoped to acquire… …

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