Acquire

Definition of Acquire

Ac`quire´
v. t.1.To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own; as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad habits.
[imp. & p. p. Acquired ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Acquiring ( ).]
No virtue is acquired in an instant, but step by step.
- Barrow.
Descent is the title whereby a man, on the death of his ancestor, acquires his estate, by right of representation, as his heir at law.
- Blackstone.

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