acquireverb [ T ]uk /əˈkwaɪər/ us /əˈkwaɪɚ/
B2 to get something:
He acquired the firm in 2008.
- As people grow older, their faces acquire more character.
- She acquired the painting at a jumble sale for the princely sum of 25p.
- When she married Giles, she acquired a ready-made family - two teenage sons and a daughter.
- I didn't like red wine before but I acquired a taste for it while I was living in France.
- He acquired a reputation as an entertaining speaker.