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acquired

adjective

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acquired

verb
past tense of acquire

Synonyms & Antonyms of acquired (Entry 2 of 2)

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 acquired was in the 15th century

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“Acquired.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/acquired. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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