1. come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

- They acquired a new pet

Similar word(s): get

Definition categories: possession

2. take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

Similar word(s): adopt, assume, take

Definition categories: change

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

Similar word(s): develop, get, grow, produce

Definition categories: body, change

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

Definition categories: stative, locate, situate

5. win something through one's efforts

- I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese

Similar word(s): gain, win

Definition categories: possession, acquire, get

6. gain knowledge or skills

- Children acquire language at an amazing rate

Similar word(s): larn, learn

Definition categories: cognition

7. gain through experience

- I acquired a strong aversion to television

Similar word(s): develop, evolve

Definition categories: change