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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ac·quire /əˈkwaɪr/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ac·quire /əˈkwaɪ(ə)r/ 及物動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ac·quire v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acquired p. pr. & vb. n. Acquiring ]  To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own; as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad habits.
    No virtue is acquired in an instant, but step by step.   --Barrow.
    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.   --Blackstone.
 Syn: -- To obtain; gain; attain; procure; win; earn; secure. See Obtain.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract;
           "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:
      2: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "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]
      3: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and
         attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed
         abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body";
         "Well-developed breasts" [syn: grow, develop, produce,
      4: locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such
         as radar
      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]
      6: acquire or gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing
         from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire
         language at an amazing rate" [syn: learn, larn]
      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,