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acquire

verb

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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

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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

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The first known use of acquire was in the 15th century

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“Acquire.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/acquire. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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