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acquire ˈkwajɚ/ verb
acquires; acquired; acquiring
acquire
ˈkwajɚ/
verb
acquires; acquired; acquiring
Learner's definition of ACQUIRE
[+ object]
formal : to get (something) : to come to own (something)
: to come to have (something)
: to gain (a new skill, ability, etc.) usually by your own effort
◊ When people acquire a taste for something, they like something that they did not like before.
◊ An acquired taste is something or someone that is not easily or immediately liked.
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