The Mir was indefatigable, active, inquiring, and desirous of obtaining knowledge in every acquirable shape.
It is in itself a proof that men think social virtue to be acquirable and acquired.
mid-15c., acqueren, from Old French aquerre "acquire, gain, earn, procure," from Vulgar Latin *acquaerere, from Latin acquirere "to seek in addition to" (see acquisition). Reborrowed in current form from Latin c.1600. Related: Acquired; acquiring.