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tr.v. ac·quired, ac·quir·ing, ac·quires
1. To gain possession of: acquire 100 shares of stock.
2. To get by one's own efforts: acquire proficiency in math.
3. To gain through experience; come by: acquired a growing dislike of television sitcoms.
4. To locate (a target) with an aiming device or a tracking system, such as radar.
[Middle English acquere, from Old French aquerre, from Latin acquīrere, to add to : ad-, ad- + quaerere, to seek, get.]
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|Noun||1.||acquirer - a person who acquires something (usually permanently)|
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
appropriator - someone who takes for his or her own use (especially without permission)
|2.||acquirer - a corporation gaining financial control over another corporation or financial institution through a payment in cash or an exchange of stock|
|3.||acquirer - the financial institution that dispenses cash in automated teller machines and collects a fee from the bank that issued the credit card|
|4.||acquirer - a credit card processing bank; merchants receive credit for credit card receipts less a processing fee|