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acquire
American English: /əˈkwaɪ(ə)r/
British English: /əˈkwʌɪə/

Translation of acquire in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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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