Meaning of acquire

ac•quire

Pronunciation: (u-kwīr'), [key]
— -quired, -quir•ing.
  1. to come into possession or ownership of; get as one's own: to acquire property.
  2. to gain for oneself through one's actions or efforts: to acquire learning.
  3. to achieve native or nativelike command of (a language or a linguistic rule or element).
  4. to locate and track (a moving target) with a detector, as radar.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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