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reacquire

Line breaks: re|acquire
Pronunciation: /riːəˈkwʌɪə
 
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Definition of reacquire in English:

verb

[with object]
Acquire (something) again: there are statutory limitations on the ability of a corporation to reacquire its own shares
More example sentences
  • Even then, despite being left untouched, it would lose the signal and be unable to reacquire it.
  • He reacquired the chain and draped it around his shoulder.
  • Better yet, imagine if I reacquired millions of years of lost knowledge and remembered my entire past history.

Derivatives

reacquisition

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌakwɪˈzɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • Additional reacquisitions were also being pursued at the time.
  • This genomic stability may prevent the reacquisition of those lost functions or the evolution of new ones.
  • Conversely, I am very interested in my own reacquisition of innocence.

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