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1. Characterized by a strong desire to gain and possess.
2. Tending to acquire and retain ideas or information: an acquisitive mind.

ac·quis′i·tive·ly adv.
ac·quis′i·tive·ness n.
ac·quis′i·tor (-tər) n.
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Growing acquisitively allowed us to grow quickly, which was a key part of the strategy.
She combines strong commercial appreciation with a professional background in successfully delivering HR services to global organisations growing both organically and acquisitively in emerging and developed economies.
CEO of OneVue, Connie Mckeage, said : "The acquisition follows OneVue's stated objective to grow the company organically and acquisitively and is strategically important in delivering value added services to both OneVue's Fund Services and Platform Services' clients.
More recent behavioral studies in economics complicate the idea that individuals act rationally, acquisitively, or consistently.
He added: "We see a number of exciting ways to ga ow the business organically and acquisitively both here in the UK and overseas.
Girard has elucidated the mimetic, indeed acquisitively mimetic and potentially violent, character of a great deal of human desire.
Despite the problems with the Government contract, Mr Parish said he had been absolutely delighted with the growth shown by the company, and expected to see further expansion in the near future, both organically and acquisitively.
In the future, York will look to also grow acquisitively by remaining active in the search for the right add-on acquisitions to this business.
We have managed to grow the business organically by 27% and acquisitively by 26%.
Not just in quality but also in stylistic openness, this music is entirely consistent with what we know of the most acquisitively cosmopolitan German composer of the generation before Johann Sebastian Bach.
Operators are now looking acquisitively to grow their businesses internationally because they struggle to achieve organic growth," said de Haast.
In 1980 Rapid took possession of the Victor Horseman Renault premises and in the next 20 years progressed acquisitively up Renshaw Street, around the corner into Bold Street and on to Hanover Street.