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acquire

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of acquire

  1. 1 to come to have gradually from years of working two jobs, he has acquired the ability to get by on only a few hours of sleep a day Synonyms of acquire develop, cultivate, formWords Related to acquire absorb, adopt, embrace, take in, take on; gain, get, obtain; achieve, attain, reach; foster, nourish, nurture, promoteNear Antonyms of acquire abandon, desert, forsake; cast, discard, ditch, dump, fling (off or away), jettison, junk, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (also sluff), throw away, throw out, unloadAntonyms of acquire lose

  2. 2 to receive as return for effort acquired a reputation for always arriving at his friends' house just as they were sitting down to dinner Synonyms of acquire earn, attain, bag, bring in, capture, carry, come by, draw, gain, garner, get, knock down, land, make, obtain, procure, pull down, realize, reap, secure, winWords Related to acquire clear, gross, net; accomplish, achieve, notch (up), score; accumulate, amass, draw, rack up; catch, pick up; annex, occupy, take over; reacquire, reattain, recapture, regain, remakeNear Antonyms of acquire accord, give, grant, pay; give up, hand over, part (with), relinquish, surrender, yieldAntonyms of acquire forfeit, lose



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