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Definition:

  1. [verb] come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "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: get

  2. [verb] take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "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"
    Synonyms: assume, adopt, take on, take

  3. [verb] come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
    Synonyms: grow, develop, produce, get

  4. [verb] locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar

  5. [verb] win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
    Synonyms: win, gain

  6. [verb] acquire or gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"
    Synonyms: learn, larn

  7. [verb] gain through experience; "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"
    Synonyms: develop, evolve

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