acquire

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Acquire is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Plain form
acquire

Third-person singular
acquires

Past tense
acquired

Past participle
acquired

Present participle
acquiring

  1. (formal) If you acquire something, you buy or get it.
    XYZ company has acquired a new factory in Shanghai.

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