|1.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||buy win receive obtain find line_up accept gain borrow find profit partake earn inherit recover buy collect capture win_back isolate come_by pick_up lease catch reclaim preempt enter_upon turn get recover press_out poll glom receive learning acquirer acquirer acquirer acquiring|
|2.||[ verb ] take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect|
|Synonyms:||take assume take_on adopt|
"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"
|Related terms:||change re-assume|
|3.||[ verb ] come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)|
|Synonyms:||develop get grow produce|
"He grew a beard" The patient developed abdominal pains" I got funny spots all over my body" "Well-developed breasts"
|Related terms:||change pupate spring work_up sprout stool teethe teeth cut regrow fledge leaf pod develop acquiring|
|4.||[ verb ] (education) acquire or gain knowledge or skills|
"She learned dancing from her sister" "I learned Sanskrit" "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"
|Related terms:||study absorb relearn catch_up skill learning|
|5.||[ verb ] win something through one's efforts|
"I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese" "Gain an understanding of international finance"
|Related terms:||lose get cozen achiever winning gainer winnings|
|6.||[ verb ] locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar|
|7.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||change grow explicate develop develop evolution|