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[uh-kwahyuh r-muh nt] /əˈkwaɪər mənt/
the act of acquiring, especially the gaining of knowledge or mental attributes.
Often, acquirements. something that is acquired, especially an acquired ability or attainment.
Origin of acquirement
1620-30; acquire + -ment Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • George Grafton was a banker, by inheritance and to some extent by acquirement.

    Abington Abbey Archibald Marshall
  • He gave his days and nights to the acquirement of various sciences.

  • And because experience of foreign countries was expensive and hard to come at, the acquirement of it gave prestige to a young man.

  • Holiness, to be truly human, must not only be a gift, but an acquirement.

    Holy in Christ Andrew Murray
  • In a book the technical part can serve only to point the way, because the acquirement of technique demands practical experience.

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
  • She has, indeed, a natural politeness, which transcends all acquirement.

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • The uninformed mind seems insensible of the idea of the right of possession which the labour of acquirement gives.

    The Lusiad Lus de Cames
  • The grand thing that is needed is to give the sexes like motives for acquirement.

    Susan B. Anthony Alma Lutz
  • It is even a question whether a certain egotism is not necessary to the acquirement of a certain happiness.

    Philosophic Nights In Paris Remy De Gourmont
  • "I think you will find the acquirement of French and Italian sufficient discipline," said he.

    Eventide Effie Afton

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