Acquire: definitions, synonyms, antonyms, examples and more!

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Meanings Frequency Definitions Examples Parts of Speech Antonyms Hypernym Verb Group
get 235 Come into the possession of something concrete or abstract She got a lot of paintings from her uncle, They acquired a new pet, Get your results the next day, Get permission to take a few days off from work Verb No Data No Data Receive
learn 90 Gain knowledge or skills She learned dancing from her sister, I learned Sanskrit, Children acquire language at an amazing rate Verb No Data No Data No Data
win 42 Win something through one’s efforts I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese, Gain an understanding of international finance Verb lose get No Data
develop 41 Gain through experience I acquired a strong aversion to television, Children must develop a sense of right and wrong, Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position, develop a passion for painting Verb No Data change Develop, Develop, Explicate, Grow
take 38 Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect His voice took on a sad tone, The story took a new turn, he adopted an air of superiority, She assumed strange manners, The gods assume human or animal form in these fables Verb No Data change No Data
acquire 34 Come into the possession of something concrete or abstract She got a lot of paintings from her uncle, They acquired a new pet, Get your results the next day, Get permission to take a few days off from work Verb No Data No Data Receive
develop 19 Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes) He grew a beard, The patient developed abdominal pains, I got funny spots all over my body, Well-developed breasts Verb No Data change Develop
assume 13 Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect His voice took on a sad tone, The story took a new turn, he adopted an air of superiority, She assumed strange manners, The gods assume human or animal form in these fables Verb No Data change No Data
gain 13 Win something through one’s efforts I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese, Gain an understanding of international finance Verb No Data get No Data
take on 10 Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect His voice took on a sad tone, The story took a new turn, he adopted an air of superiority, She assumed strange manners, The gods assume human or animal form in these fables Verb No Data change No Data
acquire 5 Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect His voice took on a sad tone, The story took a new turn, he adopted an air of superiority, She assumed strange manners, The gods assume human or animal form in these fables Verb No Data change No Data
get 4 Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes) He grew a beard, The patient developed abdominal pains, I got funny spots all over my body, Well-developed breasts Verb No Data change Develop
grow 3 Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes) He grew a beard, The patient developed abdominal pains, I got funny spots all over my body, Well-developed breasts Verb No Data change Develop
adopt 2 Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect His voice took on a sad tone, The story took a new turn, he adopted an air of superiority, She assumed strange manners, The gods assume human or animal form in these fables Verb No Data change No Data
acquire 1 Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes) He grew a beard, The patient developed abdominal pains, I got funny spots all over my body, Well-developed breasts Verb No Data change Develop
evolve 1 Gain through experience I acquired a strong aversion to television, Children must develop a sense of right and wrong, Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position, develop a passion for painting Verb No Data change Develop, Develop, Explicate, Grow
acquire 0 Win something through one’s efforts I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese, Gain an understanding of international finance Verb No Data get No Data
acquire 0 Locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar No Data Verb No Data situate No Data
larn 0 Gain knowledge or skills She learned dancing from her sister, I learned Sanskrit, Children acquire language at an amazing rate Verb No Data No Data No Data
acquire 0 Gain knowledge or skills She learned dancing from her sister, I learned Sanskrit, Children acquire language at an amazing rate Verb No Data No Data No Data
produce 0 Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes) He grew a beard, The patient developed abdominal pains, I got funny spots all over my body, Well-developed breasts Verb No Data change Develop
acquire 0 Gain through experience I acquired a strong aversion to television, Children must develop a sense of right and wrong, Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position, develop a passion for painting Verb No Data change Develop, Develop, Explicate, Grow
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How many meanings does the word "Acquire" have?

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The word "Acquire" has 22 meanings. The most frequent meaning is get.

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What are the hyponyms for the word "Acquire"?

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The word "Acquire" has 213 hyponyms which are: accept, acquire, borrow, buy, capture, catch, collect, come by, earn, enter upon, find, gain, get, glom, inherit, isolate, lease, line up, obtain, partake, pick up, poll, preempt, press out, profit, receive, reclaim, recover, turn, win back, acetylate, adjust, alkalinize, americanize, ascend, assibilate, assimilate, assume, barbarize, boil, break, break into, brutalize, calcify, capacitate, carbonate, caseate, catch on, change by reversal, change integrity, change magnitude, change posture, change shape, change state, change surface, clinker, collapse, come, come in, come round, commute, complexify, concretize, conjugate, convert, cool, crack, crash, creolize, cure, damage, darken, dawn, deaden, decalcify, decarboxylate, decay, decrepitate, deepen, defervesce, democratize, deoxidize, desalinate, destabilize, develop, die, digest, dim, discolor, dissimilate, distill, dress, drift, drop, dry, dull, evaporate, fail, fall, fall for, felt, feminize, flip, flocculate, fly, fold, form, format, foul, freshen, gel, gelatinize, give way, glaze, go out, gradate, grow, gum, harden, have, hush, hydrate, hydrolyze, ice up, incandesce, indurate, industrialize, introject, ionize, isomerize, keratinize, leave, liberalize, lighten, make, mature, mellow, modernize, modify, mold, move, mutate, narrow, normalize, obsolesce, occult, opacify, oxidise, oxidize, pall, pass, plasticize, play out, prim, professionalize, promote, purify, recede, recombine, reflate, regenerate, regress, rejuvenate, relax, reorient, repress, resume, reticulate, rise, roll, salinate, saponify, separate, sequester, settle, shade, shallow, shear, shift, smoothen, soften, solarize, spot, stabilize, stagnate, steepen, stiffen, stratify, strengthen, sublime, suburbanize, suffuse, superannuate, swing, synthesize, tighten, transaminate, transform, transpire, turn on, ulcerate, undergo, undulate, vascularize, vesiculate, vitrify, vulcanize, warm, warm up, base, map, place, radiolocate.

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Is the word "Acquire" very frequent in Wordnet’s lexical database?

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The word "Acquire" has a maximum frequency of 235.

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What are the synonyms for the word "Acquire"?

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The word "Acquire" has no synonyms.

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