acquired acquired  /ə ˈkwaɪ ərd/


  • (adj) gotten through environmental forces


  1. Within three months, hospital-acquired infections at typical ICUs in the state dropped from 2.
  2. Hence his device acquired a new and even grander name: the Universal Turing Machine.
  3. Barclays is expected to eliminate 3,000 jobs from the former investment-banking division of Lehman Brothers, which it acquired in September.


  1. U.P. hospital is acquired by Tennessee company

    Ishpeming — A 25-bed hospital in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has been acquired by a Tennessee company.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  2. UP hospital is acquired by Tenn. company

    ISHPEMING, Mich. (AP) — A 25-bed hospital in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has been acquired by a Tennessee company. Bell Hospital in Ishpeming released a statement Friday, saying it's being sold to LifePoint Hospitals, which has nearly 60 hospitals in 20 states.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Washington Examiner

  3. Makerbot Acquired by Stratasys

    Makerbot has been acquired by Stratasys, a 3D printing business, and will merge with a subsidiary of the company, the two companies announced Wednesday afternoon “The last couple of years have been incredibly inspiring and exciting for us,” said Bre Pettis, CEO of Makerbot, in a statement. “We have an aggressive model for growth, and partnering with Stratasys will allow us to supercharge our ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Mashable


  1. Thomas Jefferson wrote, "To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: Enter Stage Right

  2. "The trade we made today provides our franchise with numerous options in the long-term development of our team," Thorn said earlier in a statement. "We believe that in Courtney Lee, we have acquired a young, dynamic player who will be a very...
    on Jun 25, 2009 By: Rod Thorn Source: ESPN

  3. "That's a fantastic job by the bullpen," Maddon said. "And the offense chipped away. Eric Patterson, acquired last month to provide depth for an injury-depleted Red Sox roster, hit a pair of solo home runs off Tampa Bay starter Matt Garza....
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Joe Maddon Source: abc40

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