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 Bulls will turn to Dunn and midseason acquisition Cameron Payne as their primary point guards.
The acquisition could have a huge impact on eCommerce as well as brick-and-mortar retailers.
Intesa Sanpaolo’s CEO Carlo Messina said in a statement sought to justify the acquisition.
The group of sellers, led by Tom Musselman, gifted an additional $1.85 million of equity in the course to the foundation, bringing the total acquisition price to the $5.85 million listed in the audit.
There is commercial pressure on journalists due to a fragmented marketplace, and mergers, acquisitions, and consolidations that have shorn staff sizes and budgets.
To some observers, the Whole Foods acquisition is about Amazon’s expansion into online-order/home-delivery of groceries.
NEW YORK — Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods could mean big changes for the way people buy groceries — and just about everything else.
The commission must review the acquisition before its completion.
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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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