acquisitive acquisitive  /ə ˈkwɪ zə tɪv/


  • (adj) eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas


  1. In the economic downturn, Arnault reined in his acquisitive urges.
  2. For guys at an online auction, it's not just the getting that counts, it's the crushing of another bidder's acquisitive spirit.
  3. Awash in surplus oil profits, Iran is swiftly becoming the world's most acquisitive power.


  • Billionaire's Michigan bank entering Chicago market

    An acquisitive Michigan-based bank owned by a group led by billionaire Wilbur Ross is elbowing into the Chicago market with dealmaking on its mind.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Crain's Chicago Business


  1. On behalf of the voting panel, Kate Silverton, BBC News anchor and Awards presenter, said: "QIAGEN has been highly acquisitive during the past 18 months, but it's most important deal was the September 2009 acquisition of DxS Ltd. With this...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Kate Silverton Source: MarketWatch (press release)

  2. "We're raising the bar about what's going to get through in terms of acquisitive because we're absolutely convinced that now is the time to be patient," said Diller, speaking at a Citi Investment conference in Arizona. "Prices have not yet...
    on Jan 6, 2009 By: Barry Diller Source: Reuters

  3. Home Office Minister Vernon Coaker said today: "We are committed to tackling drug use through education, enforcement and treatment. Our strategy is effective: record sums invested in tackling drugs have helped to cut acquisitive crime, which is...
    on Nov 23, 2006 By: Vernon Coaker Source: Metro

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