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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Synonyms & Antonyms for acquirement


accomplishment, achievement, attainment, baby, coup, success, triumph



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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

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Many fans believe that improvements need to be made with the acquirement of Virgil van Dijk in defence., "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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to make a temporary encampment

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