Definition of acquisitive in English:


Line breaks: ac¦quisi|tive
Pronunciation: /əˈkwɪzɪtɪv




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  • The company has little firepower to grow acquisitively - a fact which can only hinder its organic progress.
  • With Johnson likely to be back, England will be expected to contest the ball a deal more fiercely and acquisitively than they did for the last hour against Italy.
  • We've already said that we are acquisitively minded, and so we now intend to try England to add to our staff.


mid 19th century: from French acquisitif, -ive, from late Latin acquisitivus. from Latin acquisit- 'acquired', from the verb acquirere (see acquire).

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