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==Origin==
 
==Origin==
 
[https://nordan.daynal.org/wiki/index.php?title=English#ca._1100-1500_.09THE_MIDDLE_ENGLISH_PERIOD Middle English] aqueren, from Anglo-French acquerre, from [[Latin]] acquirere, from ad- + quaerere to seek, obtain
 
[https://nordan.daynal.org/wiki/index.php?title=English#ca._1100-1500_.09THE_MIDDLE_ENGLISH_PERIOD Middle English] aqueren, from Anglo-French acquerre, from [[Latin]] acquirere, from ad- + quaerere to seek, obtain
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15th_century 15th Century]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15th_century 15th Century]
 
==Definitions==
 
==Definitions==
 
*1: to get as one's own:  
 
*1: to get as one's own:  
 
:a : to come into [[possession]] or [[control]] of often by unspecified means  
 
:a : to come into [[possession]] or [[control]] of often by unspecified means  
:b : to come to have as a new or added [[characteristic]], trait, or [[ability]] (as by sustained [[effort]] or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_selection natural selection]) <acquire fluency in French> <bacteria that acquire [[tolerance]] to antibiotics>
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:b : to come to have as a new or added [[characteristic]], trait, or [[ability]] (as by sustained [[effort]] or [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_selection natural selection]) <acquire fluency in French> <bacteria that acquire [[tolerance]] to antibiotics>
 
*2: to locate and hold (a [[desire]]d object) in a detector <acquire a target by [[radar]]>  
 
*2: to locate and hold (a [[desire]]d object) in a detector <acquire a target by [[radar]]>  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

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Origin

Middle English aqueren, from Anglo-French acquerre, from Latin acquirere, from ad- + quaerere to seek, obtain

Definitions

  • 1: to get as one's own:
a : to come into possession or control of often by unspecified means
b : to come to have as a new or added characteristic, trait, or ability (as by sustained effort or natural selection) <acquire fluency in French> <bacteria that acquire tolerance to antibiotics>
  • 2: to locate and hold (a desired object) in a detector <acquire a target by radar>

See also