acquiring acquiring  /ə ˈkwaɪ rɪŋ/


  • (n) the act of acquiring something


  1. A return to his roots and a victory lap of sorts, acquiring the Journal poses for Murdoch perhaps his greatest test as a publisher.
  2. In that case, there would be several nations, among them Iran, who would certainly be interested in acquiring used components.
  3. Successfully acquiring the crucial horses.


  1. Oracle's Ellison may be interested in second Hawaiian airline

    By Malia Mattoch McManus HONOLULU (Reuters) - Billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison may be interested in acquiring a second Hawaii airline after he bought most of the tropical island of Lanai last year. Island Air, a Honolulu-based carrier with a handful of island-hopping planes that Ellison bought in February, confirmed discussions between Island and Phoenix-based Mesa Air Group, the parent ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. SoftBank CEO expects Sprint deal to close in early July

    SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is confident that his company’s deal to acquire Sprint will close early next month, Reuters reported. Dish Network was originally looking to counter SoftBank’s offer, but the company abandoned its bid earlier this week to focus on acquiring ClearWire. That effort might not work out either. The pressure from Dish, however, forced SoftBank to revise its offer for Sprint ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: BGR News via Yahoo! News

  3. FedEx Acquires Southern African Biz

    In a move to expand globally, FedEx Corp. is acquiring service provider, Supaswift and its subsidiaries that offer FedEx Express international services in Southern Africa.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "There should be no doubt -- the United States and the international community are determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons," he said.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source:

  2. "The United States is determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons," Ms. Clinton said to applause at the AIPAC meeting.
    on Mar 22, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: National Post

  3. "Acquiring one of the premier wealth management, capital markets and advisory companies is a great opportunity for our shareholders," Bank of America Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Lewis said in a statement of the 35-million-euro deal....
    on Sep 14, 2008 By: Ken Lewis Source: AFP

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