HyperDic: acquiring

English > 1 sense of the word acquiring:
NOUNactacquiring, gettingthe act of acquiring something
acquiring > pronunciation
Soundsahkway'erihng; ahkway'rihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > acquiring: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of acquiring something.
Example"I envied his talent for acquiring"
Synonymgetting
NarroweracquisitionThe act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
appropriationA deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner
capture, gaining control, seizureThe act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
catching, contractingBecoming infected
obtainment, obtentionThe act of obtaining
occupation, occupancy, moving inThe act of occupying or taking possession of a building
pickupThe act of taking aboard passengers or freight
reception, receiptThe act of receiving
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
Spanishadquisición, consecución
Catalanadquisició, assoliment, consecució
Verbsacquirecome into the possession of something concrete or abstract

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