Examples of acquisition in a Sentence
Steven Schwartzman, the billionaire CEO of Blackstone, suffers no personal liquidity problems. But his firm, and others like it—have had to call off a series of proposed acquisitions because they can't get financing. —Daniel Gross, Newsweek, 3 Mar. 2008
The gifting of books, too, endured as a legacy of our book hunting. I quickly learned not to ask for newly published books as birthday or Christmas presents, since they provided my father with too little of a challenge. The measure of a gift's value was the amount of thought and effort that went into its acquisition. —Charles Mitchell, Bloomsbury Review, November/December 2002
Although some believe that the rise of advertising and strip malls have fostered slavish devotion to shopping where it didn't exist before, Hine posits that the acquisition of objects has a firm place in humanity's history. —Publishers Weekly, 7 Oct. 2002
McKnight and Ward, free-agent acquisitions who each have only one full season as a starter, have brought much-needed speed to the position. But rookie Chris Chambers, a second-round draft pick from Wisconsin, is the jewel. —Jeffri Chadiha, Sports Illustrated, 1 Oct. 2000
the country's acquisition of new ships
The big company's newest acquisition is a small chain of clothing stores.
The museum has put its latest acquisitions on display.
Recent Examples of acquisition from the Web
The society bought it partly with money from Gremel's shares, partly with a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation and partly with cash from its own land acquisition fund.
In recent years a surge of acquisitions has made Dalian Wanda the world’s biggest owner of movie theaters, with complexes across the United States, Europe and Australia.
When the city passed on the option, the friends group stepped forward as its first major acquisition and operational property since it was founded in 1999.
An acquisition of Cellnex would add to the flurry of tower deals in Europe in the last several months.
Despite its acquisitions, Wal-Mart said a majority of the increase was through Walmart.com and was fueled by changes in its shipping strategy and a discount for shoppers who pick up their online orders.
The acquisition is subject to regulatory and other closing conditions.
The affiliation agreement could be a prelude to a possible acquisition.
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ACQUISITION Defined for Kids
Definition of acquisition for Students
1 : the act of gaining especially through effort the acquisition of knowledge
2 : something gained especially through effort The museum's new acquisitions
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