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acquire

acquire as in 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"

Synonyms

  • geta return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent ; come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; enter or assume a certain state or condition; cause to move; receive a specified treatment (abstract); reach a destination; go or come after and bring or take back; go through (mental or physical states or experiences); take vengeance on or get even; achieve a point or goal; cause to do; succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; communicate with a place or person; give certain properties to something; move into a desired direction of discourse; grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of; attract and fix; reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; reach by calculation; acquire as a result of some effort or action; purchase; perceive by hearing; suffer from the receipt of; receive as a retribution or punishment; leave immediately; reach and board; irritate; evoke an emotional response; apprehend and reproduce accurately; earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; overcome or destroy; be a mystery or bewildering to; take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); make (offspring) by reproduction
acquire as in 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"

Synonyms

  • assumetake to be the case or to be true; take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; occupy or take on; seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; make a pretence of; take up someone's soul into heaven; put clothing on one's body
  • adoptchoose and follow; take up and practice as one's own ; take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; take into one's family; put into dramatic form; take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
  • take ontake on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; accept as a challenge; admit into a group or community; contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
  • takethe income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption ; carry out; require (time or space); take somebody somewhere; get into one's hands, take physically; take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; interpret something in a certain way; take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; take into one's possession; travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route; pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; receive willingly something given or offered; assume, as of positions or roles; take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; require as useful, just, or proper; experience or feel or submit to; make a film or photograph of something; remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; serve oneself to, or consume regularly; accept or undergo, often unwillingly; make use of or accept for some purpose; take by force; occupy or take on; admit into a group or community; ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial; be a student of a certain subject; take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; head into a specified direction; point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; be seized or affected in a specified way; have with oneself; engage for service under a term of contract; receive or obtain regularly; buy, select; to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; have sex with; lay claim to; be designed to hold or take; be capable of holding or containing; develop a habit; proceed along in a vehicle; obtain by winning; be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
acquire as in 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"

Synonyms

  • growpass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become larger, greater, or bigger; increase in size by natural process; cause to grow or develop; develop and reach maturity; come into existence; cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); grow emotionally or mature; become attached by or as if by the process of growth
  • developmake something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation; work out; gain through experience; come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); come into existence; change the use of and make available or usable; elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; create by training and teaching; be gradually disclosed or unfolded; grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; become technologically advanced; cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development; generate gradually; grow emotionally or mature; make visible by means of chemical solutions; superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry ; move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions; move into a strategically more advantageous position; elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme; happen; expand in the form of a series
  • producefresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market ; bring forth or yield; create or manufacture a man-made product; cause to happen, occur or exist; bring out for display; cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; bring onto the market or release; come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
  • geta return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent ; come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; enter or assume a certain state or condition; cause to move; receive a specified treatment (abstract); reach a destination; go or come after and bring or take back; go through (mental or physical states or experiences); take vengeance on or get even; achieve a point or goal; cause to do; succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; communicate with a place or person; give certain properties to something; move into a desired direction of discourse; grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of; attract and fix; reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; reach by calculation; acquire as a result of some effort or action; purchase; perceive by hearing; suffer from the receipt of; receive as a retribution or punishment; leave immediately; reach and board; irritate; evoke an emotional response; apprehend and reproduce accurately; earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; overcome or destroy; be a mystery or bewildering to; take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); make (offspring) by reproduction
acquire as in locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
    acquire as in win something through one's efforts
    • "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"
    • "Gain an understanding of international finance"
    • "win someone's confidence and friendship"

    Synonyms

    • wina victory (as in a race or other competition); something won (especially money) ; be the winner in a contest or competition; win something through one's efforts; obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; attain success or reach a desired goal; acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
    • gaina quantity that is added; the advantageous quality of being beneficial ; the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input ; the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating ; obtain; win something through one's efforts; derive a benefit from; reach a destination, either real or abstract; obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; rise in rate or price; increase or develop; earn on some commercial or business transaction; increase (one's body weight)
    acquire as in gain knowledge or skills
    • "She learned dancing from her sister"
    • "I learned Sanskrit"
    • "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"

    Synonyms

    • learngain knowledge or skills; get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; commit to memory; be a student of a certain subject; impart skills or knowledge to; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
    • larngain knowledge or skills
    acquire as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • developmake something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation; work out; gain through experience; come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); come into existence; change the use of and make available or usable; elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; create by training and teaching; be gradually disclosed or unfolded; grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; become technologically advanced; cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development; generate gradually; grow emotionally or mature; make visible by means of chemical solutions; superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry ; move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions; move into a strategically more advantageous position; elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme; happen; expand in the form of a series
    • evolvework out; undergo development or evolution; gain through experience