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Etymology

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Verb

Infinitive
to acquire

Third person singular
acquir

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to acquire (third-person singular simple present acquir, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to get.
  2. 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. — William Blackstone

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