Definition of acquirement in English:



  • 1[mass noun] The action of acquiring something.

    ‘the acquirement of self control’
    • ‘Language acquirement consists of language courses to support asylum seekers to actively engage with their host country.’
    • ‘With the acquirement of weapons, the battle had been going much easier for the humans.’
    • ‘These employees have a recognized professional status based on the acquirement of advanced knowledge and performance of work that is predominantly intellectual in character.’
    • ‘The special aim and purpose of that school is to facilitate the acquirement of the qualifications set forth below.’
    • ‘I decided to write an article on the weapons of airmen and their acquirement.’
    • ‘Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge.’
    • ‘Men and women of real power and influence are few, because few are prepared to make the sacrifice necessary to the acquirement of power.’
    • ‘The announcement, made in February, follows hot on the heels of the company's recent acquirement of the National Rail Corporation.’
    • ‘Another characteristic of mindfulness he mentions is ‘acquiring ‘or ‘taking up ‘, that is, acquirement of what is useful and beneficial.’’
    • ‘‘As our first announcement, we would like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Adams on their acquirement of the leadership position of the Fenton home group.’’
    • ‘Other changes for Fremantle Ports in the outer harbour include the recent acquirement of 43 hectares of land.’
    • ‘Psychology will be based on a new foundation, that of the necessary acquirement of each mental power and capacity by gradation.’
    • ‘Special emphasis is given to the initial stages of microspore embryogenic potential acquirement and the initiation of cell divisions.’
    acquisition, acquiring, obtaining, gaining, earning, winning, securing, procuring, procurement
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    1. 1.1[count noun]Something acquired, typically a skill.
      • ‘It is a corpus based on the assumption of the achievements of a European sensibility, steeped in cultural acquirements, aesthetic eclecticism and an accommodating receptivity of mind.’
      • ‘Jane admits ‘to her instruction I owed the best part of my acquirements; her friendship and society and been my continual solace; she had stood me in the stead of mother, governess, and latterly, companion’.’
      • ‘She was accustomed to be surrounded with books of reference, maps, and all the other acquirements of a well-furnished library, and she found it difficult to content herself in a house devoid of such attractions.’
      • ‘He then went on to confess, ‘But after 40. years of abstraction from it, and my mathematical acquirements coated over with rust, I find myself equal only to such simple operations & practices in it as serve to amuse me.’
      • ‘These are sharply defined acquirements, giving to the figure of the Westerner an apparent moral clarity which corresponds to the clarity of his physical image against his bare landscape…’
      • ‘Raphael is a gentleman of great talents and scientific acquirements and is well known, not only in the British Empire, but also in the United States of America.’
      • ‘We know what are the conditions of making an acquirement, or of fixing two or more things together in the memory.’
      • ‘His zeal and high acquirements as a mathematician, and his personal qualities, render him, in my opinion, remarkably well fitted for mathematical teaching in universities…’
      • ‘It is, in the medieval sense of the term, a masterpiece - meaning, an exemplification of talents and acquirements, offered by their possessor as a gift to the onlooker, and a proof of attainment.’
      • ‘In an essay, he declared: ‘Brahmanism is an acquirement, a state of being rather than a creed.’’
      • ‘Such an officer must be a man ‘in whom his soldiers can recognize [that] by nurture, by associations, by acquirements, by character, has an inherent claim to their respect.’’
      • ‘It can neither possess in itself, nor enlist in its service, more than a portion of the acquirements and capacities which the country contains, applicable to any given purpose.’
      attainment, achievement, accomplishment, skill, art, talent, capability, qualification
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