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uh kwahy er

  • v  come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    They acquired a new pet
  • v  take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
  • v  come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
  • v  locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
  • v  win something through one's efforts
    I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese
  • v  gain knowledge or skills
    Children acquire language at an amazing rate
  • v  gain through experience
    I acquired a strong aversion to television

  • With its move to acquire Reebok, Adidas hopes to show that the athletic shoe is on the other foot.
  • I believe it's clear that he had every intention to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction.
  • He began to acquire lucrative fee-based service businesses such as public relations, event marketing, and direct-mail and research firms, and branded WPP a marketing, not an .
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  • Barack Obama in Manila Bulletin
    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,...
  • Jerry Yang in Seattle Times
    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.
  • Marvin Lewis in CNN
    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...

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