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Synonyms for acquireəˈkwaɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. get, acquire(verb)

    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

    Synonyms:
    take, make, adopt, mystify, experience, develop, take on, draw, assume, have, become, sustain, learn, receive, larn, scram, amaze, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, pay off, go, fix, pay back, get under one's skin, stick, suffer, beat, set about, get down, arrive, incur, gain, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, stupefy, start, arrest, bring, bewilder, mother, induce, buzz off, catch, let, obtain, beget, flummox, get, generate, capture, find, baffle, produce, start out, pose, vex, aim, perplex, gravel, begin, fetch, father, commence, puzzle, set out, convey, acquire, come, evolve, win, bugger off, cause, nonplus

  2. assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take(verb)

    take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

    Synonyms:
    require, read, usurp, occupy, get into, rent, withdraw, lead, ingest, develop, take on, carry, deal, assume, have, subscribe to, hold, choose, learn, fill, embrace, larn, necessitate, take over, consume, espouse, adopt, demand, don, feign, consider, need, study, dramatize, win, pick out, dramatise, simulate, gain, contract, grow, film, remove, presume, lease, train, ask, meet, take up, bring, strike, use up, select, take, engage, drive, sham, sweep up, make, claim, take for granted, get, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, call for, take in, submit, convey, take aim, shoot, aim, direct, charter, put on, wear, follow, contain, seize, bear, play, subscribe, encounter, borrow, produce, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, evolve, hire, accept, guide, admit, undertake, arrogate, tackle, conduct

  3. grow, develop, produce, get, acquire(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    take, arrest, make, mature, mystify, experience, develop, take on, explicate, draw, assume, stupefy, have, arise, become, formulate, learn, receive, larn, scram, prepare, uprise, go, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, fix, pay back, spring up, suffer, sustain, stick, set about, create, bring out, raise, get under one's skin, incur, gain, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, beat, adopt, start, set out, win, rise, buzz off, train, modernize, make grow, originate, bring about, bring, bewilder, mother, induce, modernise, catch, bugger off, obtain, beget, puzzle, flummox, get, generate, turn, find, vex, germinate, baffle, recrudesce, start out, convey, capture, aim, let, perplex, bring on, gravel, fetch, begin, father, amaze, commence, get down, build up, arrive, produce, acquire, come, educate, evolve, maturate, break, pay off, pose, give rise, cause, farm, nonplus

  4. acquire(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    larn, get, gain, adopt, learn, take, take on, evolve, assume, produce, win, grow, develop

  5. acquire, win, gain(verb)

    win something through one's efforts

    Synonyms:
    take on, earn, derive, take in, benefit, bring home the bacon, get, come through, gather, hit, arrive at, attain, win, pull in, put on, reach, take, make headway, advance, make, assume, gain, pull ahead, evolve, realise, deliver the goods, grow, develop, clear, profit, succeed, bring in, gain ground, produce, learn, realize, larn, adopt, get ahead, acquire

  6. learn, larn, acquire(verb)

    gain knowledge or skills

    Synonyms:
    watch, grow, ascertain, produce, larn, gain, get wind, memorize, win, get word, develop, acquire, evolve, instruct, learn, get a line, find out, check, study, assume, get, adopt, hear, discover, take, pick up, read, take on, con, memorise, determine, teach, see

  7. develop, acquire, evolve(verb)

    gain through experience

    Synonyms:
    rise, adopt, grow, educate, produce, gain, acquire, modernise, win, explicate, make grow, develop, formulate, evolve, arise, germinate, learn, break, train, assume, build up, get, originate, take on, take, larn, uprise, modernize, spring up, recrudesce, prepare

Wiktionary

  1. acquire(verb)

    Synonyms:
    obtain, earn, win, gain, attain, secure, procure

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acquire

    A person may obtain a situation by the intercession of friends, he procures a dinner by paying for it. Attain is a lofty word, pointing to some high or desirable result; a man attains the mountain summit, he attains honor or learning as the result of strenuous and earnest labor. Even that usage of attain which has been thought to refer to mere progress of time carries the thought of a result desired; as, to attain to old age; the man desires to live to a good old age; we should not speak of his attaining his dotage. One may attain an object that will prove not worth his labor, but what he achieves is in itself great and splendid; as, the Greeks at Marathon achieved a glorious victory. Compare DO; GET; REACH.

    Synonyms:
    accomplish, achieve, arrive at, attain, compass, earn, gain, get, grasp, master, obtain, procure, reach, secure, win

    Antonyms:
    abandon, fail, forfeit, give up, let go, lose, miss

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. acquire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    gain, obtain, achieve, attain, procure, earn, win, get, secure, have, make, PURCHASE, get possession of, get into one's hands

  2. acquire(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    master, learn thoroughly, make one's self master of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

acquiring, gain, acquisition, purchase, buy, obtain, procure, develop, learn, acquires, purchasing, get


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