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


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

      adj : gotten through environmental forces; "acquired
            characteristics (such as a suntan or a broken nose)
            cannot be passed on"