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Questions with the verb Acquire

2 examples:

How does a child acquire that understanding?

When UrbanSpoon was being developed, how did they acquire their restaurant data?
(Forbes - Technology, )

Sentences with the verb Acquire

54 examples:

Is it possible to acquire the bestseller in the bookstore in Akita?

I managed to acquire the book after a long search.

It is advisable for a man or woman to acquire an accomplishment.

You have to acquire real skills, not just superficial knowledge.

You must acquire as soon as possible a good knowledge of business English.

The younger a country, the more vigorously it tries to acquire its history.

You have to acquire as soon as possible a good knowledge of business English.

The Fairy showed no pity toward him, as she was trying to teach him a good lesson, so that he would stop telling lies, the worst habit any boy may acquire.

If a person has not had a chance to acquire his target language by the time he's an adult, he's unlikely to be able to reach native speaker level in that language.

In former days, men sold themselves to the Devil to acquire magical powers. Nowadays they acquire those powers from science, and find themselves compelled to become devils.

There is a big difference between learning a language in order to understand or to say something if needed, and wanting to acquire a second language in order to command it freely, almost like you command your first language, your mother tongue.

We acquire the strength we have overcome.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

For every ten jokes you acquire a hundred enemies.
(Laurence Sterne)

If you would acquire fame, let not the sun shine on you in bed.
(Spanish proverb)

No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it.
(Napoleon Hill in Think and Grow Rich)

You can acquire a lot of knowledge without ever going to school.
(William Glasser)

Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Before we acquire great power, we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Only through suffering and sorrow do we acquire the wisdom not found in books.
(Japanese proverb)

In Hollywood we acquire the finest novels in order to smell the leather bindings.
(Ernst Lubitsch)

Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the life-long attempt to acquire it.
(Albert Einstein)

The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
(Maria Montessori)

The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acquire it.
(La Rochefoucauld)

As we acquire more knowldege, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.
(Albert Schweitzer)

I wanted to acquire an education, work extremely hard and never deviate from my goal, to make it.
(Taylor Caldwell)

Is Facebook already planning to acquire the app, like it did with Instagram?
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Will another company make a bigger offer to acquire the headphone and headset maker?
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Rumors state that Apple is the latest bidder to acquire the financially struggling, high-speed racing championship Formula 1. Why would a smartphone manufacturer have any interest in acquiring a racing series?
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

They moved Heatley and a third to acquire him from Florida.
(USA Today - NHL, )

Apple should pay Nokia whatever it takes to acquire the latter.
(Forbes - Technology, )

His ongoing struggles seemed to acquire their own spot in the rotation.
(Zach Helfand in Los Angeles Times - Boxing, )

The sale comes as AT&T prepares to acquire the satellite operator DirecTV.
(The New York Times - Business, )

Time Warner is looking to acquire a stake in media streaming service Hulu.
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

The most expedient way to eliminate competition is to acquire it and kill it.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

In a deal announced early Monday, BBCN Bancorp said it will acquire smaller...
(Los Angeles Times - Business, )

A Saskatchewan law firm says it would love to acquire the new .love web domain.
(CBC News in CBC News - Business, )

Google Fiber said Wednesday it would acquire wireless service provider Webpass.
(USA Today - Tech, )

EMC climbed after Dell said it would acquire the data storage company for $67 billion.
(Los Angeles Times - Business, )

The Penguins sent draft picks to San Jose to acquire the rugged defenseman Douglas Murray.
(The New York Times - Hockey, )

The Denver Broncos are likely to acquire the naming rights for Mile High Stadium in Denver.
(UPI - News, )

Google said today that it would acquire the home automation startup, Nest, for $3.2 billion.
(Forbes - Business, )

Verizon is considered to be the leading contender to acquire the struggling internet company.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Ebay announces it will acquire start-up Shutl as it aims to bring one-hour delivery to the UK.
(BBC News - Technology, )

AT&T has poured cold water on speculation it was planning to acquire the European mobile giant.
(ZDNet UK, )

A museum in Cambridge reveals plans to acquire a 17th Century wooden bust of the weeping virgin.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

All of a sudden, Yahoo appears and offers a billion-dollar-plus valuation to acquire the company.
(Forbes - Technology, )

The Philadelphia-based retailer said Monday that it will acquire The Vetri Family restaurant group.
(Fox News - Lifestyle, )

Benchmark Electronics announced it will acquire Secure Communication Systems, Inc. for $230 million.
(UPI - Business News, )

AstraZeneca said Monday it would acquire U.S. drug company Pearl Therapeutics for about $1.15 billion.
(UPI - Business News, )

With an opportunity to acquire an inexpensive, quality 4G tablet, it was time to try something different.
(ZDNet US, )

NEC Corp. of Japan said Monday it had succeeded in a second attempt to acquire a unit of A123 Systems LLC.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

The streamer has inked an exclusive deal with A+E Networks to acquire the rights to the eight-hour series.
(The Hollywood Reporter - TV, )

Private equity firm Carlyle Group is nearing an agreement to acquire a Johnson & Johnson unit, sources said.
(CNBC, )

The Chelsea winger is available on loan and the Serie A side have offered £750,000 to acquire his services.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Negative sentences with the verb Acquire

2 examples:

Tom can't get a job because he doesn't have any experience, but he can't acquire experience because he can't get a job.

Chip Kelly didn't acquire the NFL's rushing champ Thursday for his up-tempo offense.
(USA Today - NFL, )


5 examples:

Why is Dollar General so determined to acquire Family Dollar?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Would Facebook have bought WhatsApp if they had managed to acquire Snapchat?
(Forbes - Technology, )

If my wife or I have to go into a nursing home, will the council acquire the value of our home?
(Daily Mail - Money, )

How does it compare to the Leica X Vario and the Leica X2, and which one should customers look to acquire?
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

As a busy professional, how are you supposed to find the time to blog every day, acquire a horde of Twitter followers, develop a podcast series – and do your job?
(Forbes - Technology, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

One can acquire this book only in a store.

One can acquire this book in one store only.

Don't compromise your vision to acquire funding.

I managed to acquire two tickets for the concert.

They sent their son to Europe to acquire culture.

Had I the money, I would immediately acquire this computer.

If I had the money, I would immediately acquire this computer.

It is one thing to acquire knowledge; it is quite another to apply it.

The most valuable skill one can acquire is the ability to think for oneself.

Intonation is a notoriously difficult part of a foreign language to acquire.

First you squander your health to acquire money; then your money to get your health back.

With most of the arts, if you don't get the basics down properly then it is difficult to acquire further skills.

In addition, we are looking for an consultant who can assist us in leveraging their expertise of the market to acquire product from manufacturers in the area.

Magic words and incantations are as fatal to our science as they are to any other. Methods, when classified and separated, acquire their true bearing and perspective as a means to an end, not as ends in themselves. We seek to find peace of mind in the word, the formula, the ritual. The hope is illusion.

Lend money and acquire an enemy.
(Yiddish proverb)

Acquire virtue while you're young.
(Sicilian proverb)

We work to become, not to acquire.
(Elbert Hubbard)

He wants for ever, who would more acquire.
(Dutch proverb)

I have a motto: Work to become, not to acquire.
(Alan Kulwicki)

If success is a habit, it is a hard one to acquire.
(Mason Cooley)

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.

Self esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.
(Nathaniel Branden)

Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.
(Nathaniel Branden)

One can acquire everything in solitude, except character.

One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
(Marie Henri Beyle)

It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.
(Arnold H. Glasgow)

Work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
(Wayne Dyer)

Buying books was a way anyone could acquire a work of art for very little.
(Sol LeWitt)

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.

To acquire knowledge, one must study but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
(Marilyn vos Savant)

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
(Marilyn vos Savant)

The scars you acquire by exercising courage, Will never make you feel inferior.
(D.A. Battista)

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them; no art can keep or acquire them.
(Blaise Pascal)

We are all born into the world with nothing. Everything we acquire after that is profit.
(Sam Ewing)

To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.
(Saint Teresa Of Avila)

To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy.
(Bertrand Russell)

Obviously, every child should be given the best possible opportunity to acquire literacy skills.
(Hugh Mackay)

Men can acquire knowledge, but not wisdom. Some of the greatest fools ever known were learned men.
(Spanish proverb)

In the late 1950s a major topic under discussion was whether Canada should acquire nuclear weapons.
(John Charles Polanyi)

Microsoft has signed a deal to acquire InMage.
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

Zillow is gearing up to acquire rival site Trulia.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Daily Mail is said to explore bids to acquire Yahoo.
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

On Tuesday, Tesla made an offer to acquire SolarCity.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Company to acquire startup SolidFire for $870 million.
(USA Today - Tech, )

Some tips on helping startups acquire customers better.
(ZDNet - Just News, )

Humans are unique in their ability to acquire language.
(Science Daily - News, )

Japanese cell provider aims to acquire Hollywood studio.
(USA Today - Tech, )

ACE to acquire Chubb in $28.3 billion cash, stock, deal.
(USA Today - Money, )

Comcast is now in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation.
(The New York Times - Business, )

Red Sox acquire Hanrahan from Pirates in six-player trade.
(Wire reports in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

Deal to acquire Nokia's handset business worth $7.2 billion.
(USA Today - Tech, )

A new report claims that Samsung is in talks to acquire Tidal.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Deal to acquire Swedish game maker reportedly worth $2 billion.
(USA Today - Money, )

Dyson paid $90 million to acquire Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Sakti3.
(USA Today - Money, )

Acquire some useless knowledge in our England v New Zealand quiz.
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

Ireland-based Actavis to acquire Forest Laboratories in $25B deal.
(USA Today - Money, )

Intel is spending $15 billion to acquire smaller chipmaker Altera.
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

Company is closing on deal to acquire digital assets of Weather Co.
(USA Today - Tech, )

E-commerce giant to acquire Chinese video service in all-cash deal.
(USA Today - Tech, )

Email is the vehicle of choice to acquire and onboard new customers.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Report: Cleveland Browns nearly traded draft picks to acquire coach.
(USA Today - NFL, )

AT&T is near a deal to acquire satellite broadcasting giant DirecTV.
(Joe Flint, Meg James in Los Angeles Times - National News, )

It recently made plans to acquire German encryption firm Securesmart.
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

Twitter reportedly sought to acquire Instagram before rivals Facebook.
(Telegraph reporters in The Telegraph - Technology, )

Cineplex paid $10 million to acquire WorldGaming's operational assets.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Silicon Valley investor reportedly considered deal to acquire Twitter.
(USA Today - Tech, )

Acquire the codes for classic drinks, and you can improvise infinitely.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

The pair will also acquire a minority stake of 3% in the listed company.
(Forbes - Business, )

Comcast's move to acquire Time Warner Cable is creating a ripple effect.
(USA Today - Tech, )

NTT Data has closed the deal to acquire Dell Services for $3.06 billion.
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

Preferred Systems Solutions plans to acquire Envision Technical Services.
(UPI - Business News, )

Spark asks regulator for clearance to acquire spectrum unused since 2007.
(ZDNet - Just News, )

Chicago Blackhawks acquire Antoine Vermette from Arizona Coyotes in trade.
(USA Today - NHL, )

Nevertheless, tumor cells can acquire the ability to escape immune control.
(BoneKEy Reports, )

Warren Buffett's deal to acquire Duracell is good news for rival Energizer.
(CNBC, )

Report says Apple is considering whether to acquire streaming music service.
(USA Today - Tech, )

Horizontal gene transfer allows organisms to rapidly acquire adaptive traits.
(Nature, )

Electrons moving in a one-dimensional crystal can acquire a geometrical phase.
(Nature Physics, )

Hard evidence says LG is preparing to acquire live streaming platform Meerkat.
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

The deal comes just weeks after Aetna agreed to acquire Humana for $37 billion.
(The New York Times - Business, )

South Korea seeks to acquire Harpoon anti-ship missiles from the United States.
(UPI - Business News, )

Seeking help at a troubled position, Angels acquire David Freese from St. Louis.
(Mike DiGiovanna in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

Federal regulator says media company can acquire rival to boost its TV business.
(USA Today - Money, )

Microsoft will acquire the maker of the popular game Minecraft for $2.5 billion.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - Technology & Science, )

The Marlins will acquire three minor league pitchers in exchange for RHP Nolasco.
(USA Today - Sports, )

Developers are looking to acquire golf courses for new subdivisions and projects.
(USA Today - Money, )

Scientists have found a way to acquire 2-D graphene-like layers of various salts.
(Science Daily - News, )

The strong earnings comes as the insurer is weighing a bid to acquire rival Aetna.
(USA Today - Money, )

Lenovo could offer up to $18 per share to acquire BlackBerry, according to reports.
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

Johnson & Johnson is nearing a deal to acquire U.S. cancer drugmaker Pharmacyclics.
(CNBC, )

Anheuser-Busch InBev finalized its agreement to acquire SABMiller for $107 billion.
(USA Today - Money, )

Carlos Slim's offer to acquire Dutch telecom operator KPN is just an opening gambit.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

Steelers acquire Felix Jones to bolster RB depth; Patriots examine their WR options.
(USA Today - NFL, )

The new fund will look to acquire, invest in and launch over-the-top video services.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Tech, )

Customers can now acquire the device for a reasonable price of $279.99 through eBay.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Comcast is near a deal to acquire Web-video startup FreeWheel for about $320 million.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

French telecommunications company Iliad has called off its plans to acquire T-Mobile.
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

Sources reveal that Verizon made a proposal to create a joint venture or acquire AOL.
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

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