Acquire

All possible synonyms of the word Acquire as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Develop, acquire, evolve

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • develop
  • acquire
  • evolve

Verb groups

  • grow, develop, produce, get, acquire: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
  • explicate, formulate, develop: elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
  • develop: generate gradually; "We must develop more potential customers"; "develop a market for the new mobile phone"
  • develop: elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme; "develop the melody and change the key"

Hypernyms

  • change: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"

Learn, larn, acquire

Definition

  • gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"

Synonyms

  • learn
  • larn
  • acquire

Hyponyms

  • relearn: learn something again, as after having forgotten or neglected it; "After the accident, he could not walk for months and had to relearn how to walk down stairs"
  • catch up: learn belatedly; find out about something after it happened; "I'm trying to catch up with the latest developments in molecular biology"
  • absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in: take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
  • study, hit the books: learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"

Acquire, win, gain

Definition

  • win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"

Synonyms

  • acquire
  • win
  • gain

Hypernyms

  • get, acquire: 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"

Hyponyms

  • cozen: cheat or trick; "He cozened the money out of the old man"

Acquire

Definition

  • locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar

Synonyms

  • acquire

Hypernyms

  • situate, locate: determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey; "Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space"; "Locate the boundaries of the property"

Grow, develop, produce, get, acquire

Definition

  • come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"

Synonyms

  • grow
  • develop
  • produce
  • get
  • acquire

Hypernyms

  • change: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"

Hyponyms

  • fledge, feather: grow feathers; "The young sparrows are fledging already"
  • regrow: grow anew or continue growth after an injury or interruption; "parts of the trunk of this tree can regrow"; "some invertebrates can regrow limbs or their tail after they lost it due to an injury"
  • spring: develop suddenly; "The tire sprang a leak"
  • sprout, stock: put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; "the plant sprouted early this year"
  • stool, tiller: grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers
  • leaf: produce leaves, of plants
  • pod: produce pods, of plants
  • teethe: grow teeth; cut the baby teeth; "The little one is teething now"
  • pupate: develop into a pupa; "the insect larva pupate"
  • work up, get up: develop; "we worked up an as of an appetite"
  • cut: have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"

Verb groups

  • develop, acquire, evolve: 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"

Assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take

Definition

  • take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "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"

Synonyms

  • assume
  • acquire
  • adopt
  • take on
  • take

Hypernyms

  • change: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"

Hyponyms

  • re-assume: take on again, as after a time lapse; "He re-assumed his old behavior"

Get, acquire

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • get
  • acquire

Hyponyms

  • isolate: obtain in pure form; "The chemist managed to isolate the compound"
  • win back, get back: recover something or somebody that appeared to be lost; "We got back the money after we threatened to sue the company"; "He got back his son from the kidnappers"
  • press out, express, extract: obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action; "Italians express coffee rather than filter it"
  • capture, catch: capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today"
  • come by, come into: obtain, especially accidentally
  • buy, purchase: obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store"
  • lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take: engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
  • receive, have: get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"
  • turn: get by buying and selling; "the company turned a good profit after a year"
  • buy: acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange; "She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work"
  • find: obtain through effort or management; "She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents"; "We found the money to send our sons to college"
  • glom: seize upon or latch onto something; "The Republicans glommed onto Whitewater"
  • enter upon, come upon, luck into: take possession of; "She entered upon the estate of her rich relatives"
  • line up, get hold, come up, find: get something or somebody for a specific purpose; "I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener"; "I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing"; "The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter"
  • accept, take, have: receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
  • obtain: come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?"
  • recover, retrieve, find, regain: get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"
  • catch: get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly; "Catch some sleep"; "catch one's breath"
  • recover, recoup, recuperate: regain or make up for; "recuperate one's losses"
  • reclaim, repossess: claim back
  • find, regain: come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!"
  • acquire, win, gain: win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
  • gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"
  • earn, garner: acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
  • profit, gain, benefit: derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"
  • partake, share, partake in: have, give, or receive a share of; "We shared the cake"
  • preempt: acquire for oneself before others can do so
  • preempt: gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially so as to obtain the right to buy (land)
  • collect, pick up, gather up, call for: gather or collect; "You can get the results on Monday"; "She picked up the children at the day care center"; "They pick up our trash twice a week"
  • inherit: obtain from someone after their death; "I inherited a castle from my French grandparents"
  • borrow: get temporarily; "May I borrow your lawn mower?"
  • pick up: get in addition, as an increase; "The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home"
  • get: acquire as a result of some effort or action; "You cannot get water out of a stone"; "Where did she get these news?"
  • poll: get the votes of

Verb groups

  • receive, get, find, obtain, incur: receive a specified treatment (abstract); "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"

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