Translation of acquire in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /əˈkwaɪr; əˈkwaɪə(r)/


  • [collection/knowledge/skill] adquirir*; [reputation] hacerse*, adquirir*; [fortune] hacer*; [information] obtener*; [territories] hacerse* con, apoderarse de I seem to have acquired a new lighter parece que me he hecho de or con otro encendedor she's acquired expensive tastes le han empezado a gustar las cosas caras I've acquired a taste for … le he tomado el gusto a … he'd acquired a British accent se le había pegado el acento británico
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    • Instead, tax will become payable automatically 30 days after the date that the purchaser acquires the property or land.
    • On the other side sit large investors who acquire supplier assets at an attractive price.
    • The company has neither improved its financial indicators, nor acquired new assets.
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    • Most teachers recognise that pupils vary in the speed and manner in which they grasp new ideas and acquire skills.
    • When children go to camp, they learn to be more independent and acquire social skills.
    • They want to learn more, know more and acquire skills like any other individual in society.
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    • Since the band's cultural rehabilitation, however, hasn't it acquired a certain cachet?
    • The Illegal Eagles have progressed from playing the small local club circuit to acquiring a reputation for themselves at major concert venues.
    • They are rapidly acquiring a reputation for producing accessible and uniquely powerful theatre.

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