Whoever pulled the trigger (so to speak) on this acquisition may have just been caught up in the moment.
They like both the acquisition and performance of muscled masculinity.
“EOTS is a poster child for one of the ills of the acquisition process,” the official said.
Last year, the company raised funding at a $2 billion valuation and shot down a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook.
But no one expected the police chief to call a press conference announcing its acquisition.
When he held such an acquisition unconstitutional, he had not thought he would live to want Louisiana.
But to the acquisition of Florida too much importance can not be attached.
He departed therefore from the island, much dissatisfied at having missed the acquisition of so much treasure by his own fault.
Love may have been a still stronger motive for its acquisition.
It may hold in it the clue to the acquisition of great faculties, hitherto regarded as forbidden to mere mortals.
late 14c., "act of obtaining," from Old French acquisicion (13c.) or directly from Latin acquisitionem (nominative acquisitio), noun of action from past participle stem of acquirere "get in addition, accumulate," from ad- "extra" (see ad-) + quaerere "to seek to obtain" (see query (v.)). Meaning "thing obtained" is from late 15c. The vowel change of -ae- to -i- in Latin is due to a Latin phonetic rule involving unaccented syllables in compounds.
acquisition ac·qui·si·tion (āk'wĭ-zĭsh'ən)
The empirical demonstration in psychology of an increase in the strength of the conditioned response in successive trials in which the conditioned and unconditioned stimuli are paired.