Synonyms for (verb) acquire

Synonyms: grow, get, acquire, produce, develop

Definition: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

Usage: He grew a beard; The patient developed abdominal pains; I got funny spots all over my body; Well-developed breasts

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: acquire, adopt, assume, take, take on

Definition: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

Usage: His voice took on a sad tone; The story took a new turn; he adopted an air of superiority; She assumed strange manners; The gods assume human or animal form in these fables

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: develop, acquire, evolve

Definition: gain through experience

Usage: I acquired a strong aversion to television; Children must develop a sense of right and wrong; Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position; develop a passion for painting

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: gain, acquire, win

Definition: win something through one's efforts

Usage: I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese; Gain an understanding of international finance

Similar words: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work


Synonyms: acquire

Definition: locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar

Similar words: locate, situate

Definition: determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey

Usage: Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space; Locate the boundaries of the property