acquire - definitions and synonyms

acquire verb

  1. English Meaning: 

    : come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

    Example Sentenses:

    • They acquired a new pet

    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle

    • Get your results the next day

    • Get permission to take a few days off from work


  2. English Meaning: 

    : take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

    اردو معنی‎ (Urdu Meaning)‎:

    اختیار کرنا - روپ لینا - دھارن کرنا - روپ دھار لینا - روپ بھرنا -

    Example Sentenses:

    • 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


    adopt / assume / take / take on
  3. English Meaning: 

    : come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

    اردو معنی‎ (Urdu Meaning)‎:

    اگانا - بڑھانا -

    Example Sentenses:

    • He grew a beard

    • The patient developed abdominal pains

    • I got funny spots all over my body

    • Well-developed breasts


    develop / get / grow / produce
  4. English Meaning: 

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

  5. English Meaning: 

    : win something through one's efforts

    اردو معنی‎ (Urdu Meaning)‎:

    کوشش سے حاصل کرنا -

    Example Sentenses:

    • I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese

    • Gain an understanding of international finance

    • win someone's confidence and friendship


    gain / win
  6. English Meaning: 

    : gain knowledge or skills

    Example Sentenses:

    • Children acquire language at an amazing rate

    • She learned dancing from her sister

    • I learned Sanskrit


    larn / learn
  7. English Meaning: 

    : gain through experience

    Example Sentenses:

    • 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


    develop / evolve