Definition Acquire

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Definition

to acquire: to get, to win, to receive, to obtain, to procure
verb

acquired (immunity): (immunity) not obtained at birth, but developed throughout life
adjective

It's an acquired taste: It has an unusual flavor, and you have to get used to it over time
idiom
Examples of things described as "an acquired taste": olives, anchovies, capers, oysters, Brussels sprouts, caviar, sushi, whisky, contemporary art.

Examples

  • "Industrial Fruit Concern Inc. has stated that if they acquire the juice business, they plan to completely change the company culture and business model, create hundreds of soulless storefronts across the world, and pretty much ruin everything that made it unique."
  • "Wang Automotive (Beijing, formerly "Xiao's Car Parts", acquired in June 1994, 83% ownership)"
  • "I acquired telephone, customer service, computer and organizational skills and improved my English by speaking and writing daily."
  • "Wang acquired Dulce & Carpaccio last week for 7.1 billion dollars, further evidence that Wang is eying distribution channels."
  • "British cuisine is an acquired taste."
  • "Just one month ago, IFC reportedly made a billion-dollar offer to acquire the innovative American juice store after hearing rumors of the "magical" properties of their products."
  • "Thanks to this position, I acquired diplomatic, public speaking, organizational, and time management skills."
  • "San Francisco - In a move that is barely newsworthy, Industrial Fruit Concern Inc. (NASDAQ: IFC) has made a multi-billion dollar offer to acquire a local juice boutique."
  • "Business insiders raised their eyebrows last week when it was reported that Wang Industries had acquired Dulce and Carpaccio, the Italian fashion house known for its ultra chic clothing and exquisite runway models."

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