Meaning of acquire
Pronunciation: (u-kwīr'), [key]
— -quired, -quir•ing.
- to come into possession or ownership of; get as one's own: to acquire property.
- to gain for oneself through one's actions or efforts: to acquire learning.
- to achieve native or nativelike command of (a language or a linguistic rule or element).
- to locate and track (a moving target) with a detector, as radar.
- acquire (Thesaurus)