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acquiring


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acquire  \Ac*quire"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Acquired};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Acquiring}.]  [L.  acquirere  acquisitum  ad  +  quarere 
  to  seek  for  In  OE  was  a  verb  aqueren  fr  the  same  through 
  OF  aquerre  See  {Quest}..] 
  To  gain,  usually  by  one's  own  exertions;  to  get  as  one's  own 
  as  to  acquire  a  title,  riches,  knowledge,  skill,  good  or  bad 
  habits. 
 
  No  virtue  is  acquired  in  an  instant,  but  step  by  step. 
  --Barrow. 
 
  Descent  is  the  title  whereby  a  man,  on  the  death  of  his 
  ancestor,  acquires  his  estate,  by  right  of 
  representation,  as  his  heir  at  law.  --Blackstone. 
 
  Syn:  To  obtain;  gain;  attain;  procure;  win;  earn;  secure.  See 
  {Obtain}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acquiring 
  n  :  the  act  of  acquiring  something  "I  envied  his  talent  for 
  acquiring  new  friends";  "did  you  hear  about  his  getting  a 
  car?"  [syn:  {getting}] 




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