|Origin:||aquerre, from Latin acquirere, from ad- 'to' + quaerere 'to look for, obtain'|
ac‧quire W2 [transitive]
to obtain something by buying it or being given it:
Manning hoped to acquire valuable works of art as cheaply as possible.
She has acquired an email address and a site on the WorldWide Web.
to get or gain something:
The college acquired a reputation for very high standards.
to gain knowledge or learn a skill:
He spent years acquiring his skills as a surgeon.
Elsie acquired a good knowledge of Chinese.
to begin to like something:
She had acquired a taste for European beer.
something that people only begin to like after they have tried it a few times