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ac·quire

 (ə-kwīr′)
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.]

ac·quir′a·ble adj.
ac·quir′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acquiring - the act of acquiring somethingacquiring - the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
acquisition - the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another"
obtainment, obtention - the act of obtaining
contracting, catching - becoming infected; "catching cold is sometimes unavoidable"; "the contracting of a serious illness can be financially catastrophic"
appropriation - a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner; "the necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit"; "a person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest"
moving in, occupancy, occupation - the act of occupying or taking possession of a building; "occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal"
capture, gaining control, seizure - the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
receipt, reception - the act of receiving
pickup - the act of taking aboard passengers or freight
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Concepts of good and evil are therefore, in their origin, merely a means to an end, they are expedients for acquiring power.
And forasmuch as, while thus indifferent to the thought alike of fame or of forgetfulness, I have yet been unable to prevent myself from acquiring some sort of reputation, I have thought it incumbent on me to do my best to save myself at least from being ill-spoken of.
We Communists have been reproached with the desire of abolishing the right of personally acquiring property as the fruit of a man's own labour, which property is alleged to be the groundwork of all personal freedom, activity and independence.
The result of such an "inversion" is that the foreign acquiring company becomes a surrogate foreign corporation with respect to the domestic corporation or partnership that is the expatriated entity.
Kaplan-Meier analysis was used to estimate cumulative probabilities of acquiring HPV infection.
The reasoning behind the change is that most of the assets and liabilities of an acquisition, including goodwill, become so integrated with the acquiring company that they are indistinguishable from the company's other assets and liabilities.
B) The financial holding company holds an interest in the acquiring company under this subpart.
But for full integration, you will operate successfully only if you have one corporate culture--ultimately, that of the acquiring company.
This allows the purchasing entity to buy what is effectively an ongoing business without acquiring any preexisting liabilities.
Thus, upon the subsequent acquisition, the acquiring group inherits the debt of the acquired corporation, while the proceeds of such debt are retained by the "selling" group.
The cost has no future economic benefit to the combined company, is incremental to other costs incurred by either the acquired or acquiring company in the conduct of activities before the consummation date and will be incurred as a direct result of the exit plan.
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