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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kwahyuh r]
    • /əˈkwaɪər/
    • /əˈkwaɪər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kwahyuh r]
    • /əˈkwaɪər/

Definitions of acquires word

  • verb with object acquires to come into possession or ownership of; get as one's own: to acquire property. 1
  • verb with object acquires to gain for oneself through one's actions or efforts: to acquire learning. 1
  • verb with object acquires Linguistics. to achieve native or nativelike command of (a language or a linguistic rule or element). 1
  • verb with object acquires Military. to locate and track (a moving target) with a detector, as radar. 1
  • noun acquires Third-person singular simple present indicative form of acquire. 1

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Origin of acquires

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; < Latin acquīrere to add to one's possessions, acquire (ac- ac- + -quīrere, combining form of quaerere to search for, obtain); replacing late Middle English aquere < Middle French aquerre < Latin

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acquires popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

acquires usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with acquires

  • when an object moves it acquires?
  • a boy who acquires a watch like alien device?

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