verb (used with object), ac·quired, ac·quir·ing.
- acquired antibody,
- acquired behaviour,
- acquired character,
- acquired characteristic
Origin of acquire
Examples from the Web for acquirable
The Mir was indefatigable, active, inquiring, and desirous of obtaining knowledge in every acquirable shape.The Thistle and the Cedar of Lebanon|Habeeb Risk Allah
It is in itself a proof that men think social virtue to be acquirable and acquired.
Word Origin for acquire
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.