acquire

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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to obtain)
a. adquirir
There is a lot of knowledge to be acquired from books.Hay mucho conocimiento que adquirir de los libros.
b. obtener
The spy managed to acquire some sensitive information from a mole on the inside.El espía logró obtener información confidencial de un topo infiltrado.
c. conseguir
The collector had acquired some rare hand-made jewelry.El coleccionista había conseguido unas joyas hechas a mano raras.
2. (to purchase assets)
a. adquirir
The corporation acquired several small businesses last year.La corporación adquirió varias empresas pequeñas el año pasado.
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acquire
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. adquirir
to acquire a taste for somethingaprender a disfrutar de algo
acquire [əˈkwaɪəʳ]
transitive verb
[+possessions] (get) adquirir; obtener; (manage to get) conseguir; [+habit, reputation, native language] adquirir; [+foreign language] aprender; [+territory] tomar posesión de; [+colour, tint] adquirir; tomar
where did you acquire that? ¿dónde conseguiste eso?; I seem to have acquired a strange umbrella parece que he tomado el paraguas de otro; to acquire a name for honesty ganarse fama de honrado
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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