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acquire

(Receive), verb accept, achieve, adipisci, adopt, be given, come into possession of, derive, gain, glean, obtain, reap, take in, win

acquire

(Secure), verb adquirere, annex, appropriate, assume, assume ownership, attain, exact, extort, extract, force from, gain, get, make one's own, obtain by any means, purchase, realize, steal, take, take possession, wrest from
Associated concepts: acquire a business, acquire by fraud, acquire by gift, acquire by inheritance, acquire by will, accuire for resale, acquire ownership
Foreign phrases: Incorporalia bello non adquiruntur.Things incorporeal are not acquired in war.
See also: accept, accrue, aggregate, appropriate, arise, attain, collect, condemn, derive, gain, garner, gather, hoard, impress, increase, incur, inherit, obtain, occupy, possess, procure, profit, purchase, realize, reap, receive, recover, seize, store, succeed, take

TO ACQUIRE, descents, contracts. To make property one's own.
    2. Title to property is acquired in two ways, by descent, (q.v.) and by purchase (q.v.). Acquisition by purchase, is either by, 1. Escheat. 2. Occupancy. 3. Prescription. 4. Forfeiture. 5. Alienation, which is either by deed or by matter of record. Things which cannot be sold, cannot be acquired.

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There is also evidence that the beliefs, which construe ability as either an acquirable skill or a fixed entity for a given task, can have either personal or situational origins (Dweck, 1996).
The divisibility problem and unwanted resources of potentially acquirable firms may also increase the transaction costs of acquisitions.
Its modest price makes it acquirable both for the reference library and for personal use.
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Elsewhere, I have spoken of the idea that custody is narrated by many young men as a place of relative respite from the violence and problems experienced in the community--that custodial environments can and do offer degrees of stability and security not readily available or acquirable in "conventional" life.
7) In the language of game theory, representative agents can intuit outcomes by backward induction--not because they are abnormally gifted with super intelligence, but because such skill is highly beneficial and also acquirable from life experience and/or specialized training.
Thus, in response to Meno's question about whether virtue is acquirable, Socrates provides a tentative answer by his "method of hypothesis" that virtue is acquirable by recollection and divine dispensation, but these conclusions can be revised at a later point.
In answering this question, it is crucial to keep in mind that the sort of object at issue here, being unowned, must be a corporeal object that is physically separate from individuals and also must be acquirable by individuals acting unilaterally, that is, without the actual consent or participation of others.
The notion is that the ability to pick up those skills that are acquirable, such as language proficiency, computer savvy, or negotiating techniques, is dictated by the ascribed characteristics that remain relatively stable throughout a person's lifetime.
Because one cannot do business without a regime of private property rights alienable and acquirable through bargaining and exchange in markets, business-focused business ethics takes these institutions as given.
He acted as a quartermaster for the terrorists, obtaining whatever was required, particularly items that are more easily acquirable in the west than in Pakistan.
However, not all open source materials used by ASD are acquirable through subscription.