acquirement

noun

ac·​quire·​ment ə-ˈkwī(-ə)r-mənt How to pronounce acquirement (audio)
1
: a skill of mind or body usually resulting from continued endeavor
2
: the act of acquiring

Examples of acquirement in a Sentence

the contention that the candidate's acquirements in the business world would stand him in good stead in the political arena
Recent Examples on the Web Since its 2016 decommissioning, it has been eyed for redevelopment as Baltimore County has attempted to breathe new life into its commercial corridors, like with the county’s partial acquirement of the Security Square Mall in Woodlawn. Lia Russell, Baltimore Sun, 10 Aug. 2023 Some of the tents were PR samples, others were purchased at full price, but our testers were unaware of the cost and acquirement while testing and rating. Olivia Avitt, Peoplemag, 24 May 2023 The acquirement of the 320-unit apartment community adds to Morrison Avenue Capital Partners’ 4,000-unit portfolio in the Southeast. Tandra Smith | Tsmith@al.com, al, 3 May 2021 The announcement follows Netflix's recent acquirement of classic Black films such as Love & Basketball, B*A*P*S, and Love Jones. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 July 2020 The ongoing Covid-19 period is a tough phase of capital acquirement for many firms and these blanket restrictions can have an impact on fundraising. Prathamesh Mulye, Quartz India, 4 June 2020 Many fans believe that improvements need to be made with the acquirement of Virgil van Dijk in defence. SI.com, 8 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History

Etymology

acquire + -ment

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of acquirement was in 1607

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“Acquirement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acquirement. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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acquirement

noun
ac·​quire·​ment ə-ˈkwī(ə)r-mənt How to pronounce acquirement (audio)
1
: the act of acquiring
2
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