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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kwahyuh r-muh nt]
    • /əˈkwaɪər mənt/
    • /əˈkwaɪəmənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kwahyuh r-muh nt]
    • /əˈkwaɪər mənt/

Definitions of acquirement word

  • noun acquirement an acquiring or being acquired 3
  • noun acquirement something acquired, as a skill or ability gained by learning 3
  • noun acquirement the act of acquiring, especially the gaining of knowledge or mental attributes. 1
  • noun acquirement Often, acquirements. something that is acquired, especially an acquired ability or attainment. 1
  • noun acquirement The action of acquiring. 1
  • noun acquirement act of obtaining or attaining 1

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Origin of acquirement

First appearance:

before 1620
One of the 42% oldest English words
First recorded in 1620-30; acquire + -ment

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Parts of speech for Acquirement


acquirement popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

acquirement usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acquirement

noun acquirement

  • attainment — The attainment of an aim is the achieving of it.
  • acquisition — If a company or business person makes an acquisition, they buy another company or part of a company.
  • skill — the ability, coming from one's knowledge, practice, aptitude, etc., to do something well: Carpentry was one of his many skills.
  • feat — a noteworthy or extraordinary act or achievement, usually displaying boldness, skill, etc.: Arranging the treaty was a diplomatic feat.
  • achievement — An achievement is something which someone has succeeded in doing, especially after a lot of effort.

Antonyms for acquirement

noun acquirement

  • forfeit — a fine; penalty.
  • loss — detriment, disadvantage, or deprivation from failure to keep, have, or get: to bear the loss of a robbery.
  • failure — an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success: His effort ended in failure. The campaign was a failure.

Top questions with acquirement

  • what does acquirement mean?

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