Examples of acquisitive in a Sentence
acquisitive developers are trying to tear down the historic home and build a shopping mall
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That Qualcomm’s shares have done even worse is some consolation, but investors still seem to be wondering what to do with the hyper-acquisitive Broadcom in an environment in which huge global deals have become much harder to pull off.
But the deal may have worried investors about what other moves the acquisitive company may be contemplating, particularly given past flirtations with buying LinkedIn and even Twitter .
The legal framework of acquisitive prescription states that one party can obtain title over part of the territory of another by continuous effective control in a peaceful and public manner for a sufficient period of time.
The notices follow China’s temporary takeover of debt-laden Anbang Insurance Group Co. on Friday and a series of clampdowns on acquisitive tycoons.
As such, most debt-service and property tax pass-through requests come from large, acquisitive property management firms like Veritas Investments and Ballast Investments — two of San Francisco’s largest landlords.
Altice USA and its parent company, based in the Netherlands, have been particularly acquisitive in the past few years, having snapped up Cablevision in 2016 and last year acquiring ad tech firms Teads, Placemedia and Audience Partners.
That’s given rise to claims among tenants’-rights organizations that debt service and property tax pass-throughs have become a tool primarily of large, acquisitive property management companies making frequent real-estate transactions.
The scale of the losses has shaken up a business that’s grown as stock markets surged and been a key source of funds for banks’ most prized customers: billionaires, sovereign wealth funds and acquisitive Chinese conglomerates.
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Did You Know?
Unlike most tribal peoples and the populations of some older countries, we Americans live in an acquisitive society, a society devoted to getting and spending. And America often makes successfully acquisitive people into heroes; even Ebenezer Scrooge, that model of miserly greed and acquisitiveness, was once defended by a White House chief of staff. An acquisitive nation may seek to acquire other territories by force. But mental acquisition of specialized knowledge or skills—or new vocabulary!—doesn't deprive others of the same information.
Origin and Etymology of acquisitive
Synonym Discussion of acquisitive
- covetous of his brother's country estate
- greedy for status symbols
- an eagerly acquisitive mind
- a hard grasping trader who cheated the natives
- an avaricious miser
ACQUISITIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of acquisitive for English Language Learners
: having a strong desire to own or acquire more things
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