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ac·quire  (-kwr)
tr.v. ac·quired, ac·quir·ing, ac·quires
1. To gain possession of: acquire 100 shares of stock.
2. To get by ones own efforts: acquire proficiency in math.
3. To gain through experience; come by: acquired a growing dislike of television sitcoms.
4. To locate (a moving object) with a tracking system, such as radar.

[Middle English acquere, from Old French aquerre, from Latin acqurere, to add to : ad-, ad- + quaerere, to seek, get.]

ac·quira·ble adj.
ac·quirer n.

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