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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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Thus, goodwill is no longer only associated with the net assets it was acquired with, rather it is associated with a larger part of the acquired company, known as the reporting unit.
2) Ownership interests acquired from or transferred to companies held under this subpart.
We prefer friendly acquisitions to hostile rake-overs: a good relationship with the acquired company's people is key to a successful integration.
The result is that the surviving organization often finds itself with large amounts of information -- paper records, microforms, and digital information -- in disastrously disorganized condition, inherited from the acquired entity.
9) For purposes of determining whether one or more persons has acquired a 50-percent interest, the section 318(a)(2) attribution rules generally apply (without regard to the 50-percent threshold of section 318(a)(2)(C)), and the aggregation rules of section 355(d)(7)(A) apply so that all related persons are treated as one person.
These include costs of a plan to (1) exit an acquired activity ("exit plan"), (2) involuntarily terminate acquired employees ("termination plan") or (3) relocate acquired employees ("relocation plan").
Specifically, today's proposal, Not-for-Profit Organizations: Mergers and Acquisitions, would eliminate the use of the pooling-of-interests method of accounting by not-for-profit organizations, in which assets acquired and liabilities assumed are recorded at "carryover" amounts recorded on the books of acquired organizations.
197 covers the proper tax treatment for most acquired intangible assets.