Dictionary Results for acquiring

1. acquiring - noun

· the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"

Synonym(s): getting

Hypernym(s): act, deed, human_action, human_activity

2. acquire - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): get

3. acquire - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): assume, adopt, take_on, take

Hypernym(s): change

4. acquire - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): grow, develop, produce, get

Hypernym(s): change

5. acquire - verb

· locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar

Hypernym(s): situate, locate

6. acquire - verb

· win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"; "win someone's confidence and friendship"

Synonym(s): win, gain

Hypernym(s): get, acquire

7. acquire - verb

· gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"

Synonym(s): learn, larn

8. acquire - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): develop, evolve

Hypernym(s): change

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