acquirement

noun
ac·​quire·​ment | \ ə-ˈkwī(-ə)r-mənt How to pronounce acquirement (audio) \

Definition of acquirement

1 : a skill of mind or body usually resulting from continued endeavor
2 : the act of acquiring

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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 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, "Girlfriends, Sister, Sister, and a Slew of Classic Black Sitcoms Are Coming to Netflix," 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, "India’s new aversion to Chinese investment will hurt its own businesses," 4 June 2020 Many fans believe that improvements need to be made with the acquirement of Virgil van Dijk in defence. SI.com, "Liverpool Legend Advises Club to Replace Roberto Firmino With €65m-Rated Goal Machine," 8 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of acquirement

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for acquirement

acquire + -ment

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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 17 Apr. 2021.

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