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Definition of Acquire

Acquire

  1. To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own; as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad habits.

Acquire Quotations

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I have a motto: Work to become, not to acquire.
Alan Kulwicki
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Acquire Translations

acquire in Afrikaans is verwerf, behaal
acquire in Dutch is buit maken, verkrijgen, behalen
acquire in Finnish is hankkia
acquire in German is erwerben, erwerben, anschaffen
acquire in Italian is acquistare, procurare
acquire in Latin is adepto, usurpo
acquire in Portuguese is adquira, obter, adquirir
acquire in Spanish is adquiridor, adquirir, captar, adquisidor
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