Pronunciation of Acquire
/ɐkwˈa͡ɪ͡ə/, /ɐkwˈa‍ɪ‍ə/, /ɐ_k_w_ˈaɪə/

Antonyms for acquire:

give, spend, lose.

Synonyms for acquire:

Sense 1

disestablish, comedown, retrain, downfall, move up, pauperize, inherit, snap up, invest in, former, sometime, come out, social climber, Social Mobility, buy in, yuppify, glean, overstock, deepen, reversal, downwardly mobile, buy up, unlearn, downshift, sicken, enrich, gentrification, slum, mobility, rags-to-riches, orientate, beggar, ennoble, load up on, shadow.

Sense 2

get in, import, ruin, ascent, world, keep up, elevate, hone, impoverish, freshen up.

Sense 3

come into, polish, mobile.

Sense 4

book, upgrade, place.




wangle, lay hands on.

get at

get hold of.


come into.



Sense 1 (noun)

retrain, keep up.

Sense 2 (noun)

import, snap up, buy up, invest in, get in, place.

Sense 3 (noun)

come by, comedown, ascent, disestablish, beggar, come out.

acquire (noun)

get, produce, adopt, take on, develop, take, grow, assume.

acquire (verb)

incur, score, obtain, purchase, net, win, corner, secure, retrieve, palm, lure, wrangle, buy, garner, land, claim, assume, heap, fetch.

add (verb)

accrue, augment, aggregate, sum, accumulate, tally, total, attain, increment, increase, add.

body (verb)

grow, get, produce, develop.

obtain or receive (verb)

amass, attain, gather, get, take, have, achieve, access, annex, wangle, gain, secure, get hold of, earn, pick up, collect, grab, win, catch, land, procure, buy, bring in.

possess (verb)

own, hold, possess, have.

possession (verb)


receive (verb)

devour, ingest, inspire, eat, gobble, assimilate, engorge, receive, access, accept, admit, inhale, gulp, pocket, absorb.

take (verb)

annex, bag, gather, get, procure, impound, amass, abduct, appropriate, reap, deprive, nab, grab, confiscate, usurp, commandeer, harvest, take, collect, levy, monopolize, catch, capture.

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