< Latin acquīrere
to add to one's possessions, acquire (ac- ac-
combining form of quaerere
to search for, obtain); replacing late Middle English aquere
< Middle French aquerre
acquirable, adjectiveacquirability, nounacquirer, nounpreacquire, verb, preacquired, preacquiring.reacquire, verb (used with object), reacquired, reacquiring.self-acquired, adjectiveunacquirable, adjectiveunacquired, adjectivewell-acquired, adjective
win, earn, attain; appropriate.