English - Vietnamese Dictionary
acquire /ə'kwaiə/Concise Dictionary
- ngoại động từ
- được, giành được, thu được, đạt được, kiếm được
- to acquire a good reputation: được tiếng tốt
- acquired characteristic: (sinh vật học) tính chất thu được
- an acquired taste: sở thích do quen mà có
+come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
+take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
+come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
+locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
+win something through one's efforts
+gain knowledge or skills
+gain through experience
Advanced English Dictionary
get, obtain, gain, win, earn, procure, secure, come by or into; receive, come into possession of; buy, purchase:
He acquired great wealth by marrying rich old dying widows.
+ verb [VN] (formal)
1 to gain sth by your own efforts, ability or behaviour: She has acquired a good knowledge of English. + How long will it take to acquire the necessary skills? + He has acquired a reputation for dishonesty. + I have recently acquired a taste for olives.
2 to obtain sth by buying or being given it: The company has just acquired new premises. + How did the gallery come to acquire so many Picassos? + I've suddenly acquired a stepbrother.
Idioms: an acquired taste a thing that you do not like much at first but gradually learn to like: Abstract art is an acquired taste.
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