acquire
ac·quire /ə-'kwīr/ vt ac·quired, ac·quir·ing: to come into possession, ownership, or control of: obtain as one's own
the target's directors don't want the company to be acquired — R. C. Clark
the court acquired jurisdiction
ac·quir·er also ac·qui·ror /ə-'kwīr-ər/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

acquire
I (receive) verb accept, achieve, adipisci, adopt, be given, come into possession of, derive, gain, glean, obtain, reap, take in, win II (secure) verb adquirere, annex, appropriate, assume, assume ownership, attain, exact, extort, extract, force from, gain, get, make one's own, obtain by any means, procure, purchase, realize, steal, take, take possession, wrest from associated concepts: acquire a business, acquire by fraud, acquire by gift, acquire by inheritance, acquire by will, acquire for resale, acquire ownership foreign phrases:
- Incorporalia bello non adquiruntur. — Things incorporeal are not acquired in war
III index accept (take), accrue (arise), accrue (increase), aggregate, appropriate, attain, collect (gather), collect (recover money), condemn (seize), derive (receive), gain, garner, hoard, impress (procure by force), incur, inherit, obtain, occupy (take possession), possess, procure, profit, purchase, realize (obtain as a profit), reap, recover, store, succeed (attain)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


acquire
v.
To gain or obtain; to become the owner of something.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Acquire — Material von Acquire Daten zum Spiel Autor Sid Sackson Verlag 3M (1962, 1968) Schmidt Spiele (1968, 1982, 1993, 1997) Avalon Hill (1971) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • acquire — ac‧quire [əˈkwaɪə ǁ əˈkwaɪr] verb [transitive] 1. FINANCE to buy a company: • The group wants to acquire the company for $18 a share. 2. acquire a holding/​an interest/​a stake FINANCE to buy part of a company …   Financial and business terms

  • Acquire — jeu de société {{{licence}}} Autres noms Grand Hôtel Trust Auteur Sid Sackson …   Wikipédia en Français

  • acquire — [ə kwīr′] vt. acquired, acquiring [L acquirere < ad , to + quaerere, to seek] 1. to get or gain by one s own efforts or actions [to acquire an education] 2. to come to have as one s own; get possession of [to acquire certain traits] SYN. GET… …   English World dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acquire — (v.) mid 15c., acqueren, from O.Fr. aquerre acquire, gain, earn, procure, from V.L. *acquaerere, from L. acquirere to seek in addition to (see ACQUISITION (Cf. acquisition)). Reborrowed in current form from Latin c.1600. Related: ACQUIRED (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • acquire — obtain, *get, gain, win, secure, procure Analogous words: attain, achieve, compass, *reach: annex, *add, superadd: *buy, purchase: *take, seize, snatch, grab Antonyms: forfeit Contrasted words: alienate, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • acquire — [v] obtain or receive access, achieve, amass, annex, attain, bring in, buy, catch, collect, cop*, corral*, earn, gain, gather, get, get hands on, get hold of, grab, have, hustle, land, latch onto, lock up, pick up, procure, promote, rack up*,… …   New thesaurus

  • acquire — ► VERB 1) come to possess. 2) learn or develop (a skill, quality, etc.). DERIVATIVES acquirement noun acquirer noun. ORIGIN Latin acquirere get in addition , from quaerere seek …   English terms dictionary

  • Acquire — For the game developer, see Acquire (game developer). For other uses, see Acquisition (disambiguation). Acquire The 1999 Hasbro version of Acquire Designer(s) Sid Sackson Publisher(s) …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”