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 for Acquiring
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Acquire \Ac*quire"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acquired; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Acquiring.] [L. acquirere, acquisitum; ad + quarere
     to seek for. In OE. was a verb aqueren, fr. the same, through
     OF. aquerre. See Quest..]
     To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own;
     as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad
     [1913 Webster]
           No virtue is acquired in an instant, but step by step.
     [1913 Webster]
           Descent is the title whereby a man, on the death of his
           ancestor, acquires his estate, by right of
           representation, as his heir at law.      --Blackstone.
     [1913 Webster]
     Syn: To obtain; gain; attain; procure; win; earn; secure. See
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for
           acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than
           in the giving" [syn: acquiring, getting]

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