Pronunciation: (u-kwīur'), [key]
v.t., -quired, -quir•ing.
1. to come into possession or ownership of; get as one's own: to acquire property.
2. to gain for oneself through one's actions or efforts: to acquire learning.
3. achieve native or nativelike command of (a language or a linguistic rule or element).
4. locate and track (a moving target) with a detector, as radar.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

acquiescentacquired character
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