Textual thesaurus for "acquire"

(verb) grow, get, produce, develop

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

(verb) adopt, assume, take, take on

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

(verb) develop, 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

(verb) larn, learn

gain knowledge or skills

She learned dancing from her sister; I learned Sanskrit; Children acquire language at an amazing rate

(verb) get

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

(verb) gain, win

win something through one's efforts

I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese; Gain an understanding of international finance