acquire acquire  /ə ˈkwaɪ ər/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
  2. (v) take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
  3. (v) come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
  4. (v) locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
  5. (v) win something through one's efforts
  6. (v) gain knowledge or skills
  7. (v) gain through experience

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. With its move to acquire Reebok, Adidas hopes to show that the athletic shoe is on the other foot.
  2. I believe it's clear that he had every intention to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction.
  3. According to the indictment, Chinese officials gave Chung a shopping list of information to acquire for them.

News

  1. Gannett to acquire Belo Corp., owners of KING-5, NWCN

    Gannett Co. has reached an agreement to acquire Belo Corp., owner of 20 big-city television stations, in a deal valued at $2.2 billion. Belo Corp. owns KING-5, NWCN and KONG in the Seattle market. The deal, unveiled Thursday morning, will …
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Q13 FOX Seattle

  2. Gannett to acquire Belo Corp. in deal valued at $2.2 billion

    Gannett Co. has reached an agreement to acquire Belo Corp., owner of 20 big-city television stations, in a deal valued at $2.2 billion.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Gannett To Acquire Television Company Belo In $2.2 Bln Deal

    Gannett To Acquire Television Company Belo In $2.2 Bln Deal
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

Quotes

  1. In his opening remarks at the opening of the summit, Obama said "the risk of nuclear attack has gone up," noting that "terrorist networks such as al-Qaida have tried to acquire the material for a nuclear weapon, and if they ever succeeded,...
    on Apr 14, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Manila Bulletin

  2. "We are steadfast in our commitment to choosing a path that maximizes stockholder value and we will not allow you or anyone else to acquire the company for anything less than its full value," Bostock and Yang told Ballmer.
    on Apr 4, 2008 By: Jerry Yang Source: Seattle Times

  3. "While we regret the circumstances that called for it, it's good for both Chris and the Bengals to have the matter resolved," Lewis said. "Our team will move forward, and now it is up to Chris to acquire a more mature understanding of his...
    on Apr 10, 2007 By: Marvin Lewis Source: CNN

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