[ uh-kwahyuhr-muhnt ]
See synonyms for: acquirementacquirements on

  1. the act of acquiring, especially the gaining of knowledge or mental attributes.

  2. Often acquirements. something that is acquired, especially an acquired ability or attainment.

Origin of acquirement

First recorded in 1620–30; acquire + -ment

Words Nearby acquirement Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use acquirement in a sentence

  • At the period for which these hints are intended, the Modern Languages should form a portion of acquirement.

  • That must stand or fall by its intrinsic worth, not by the circumstances associated with its acquirement.

    Beyond | Henry Seward Hubbard
  • To obtain this evidence is worth more to any man or woman than any other purely mental acquirement can be.

    Beyond | Henry Seward Hubbard
  • There was some peculiar gift, or grace, or acquirement belonging without dispute to the one, and which the other lacked.

    The Prime Minister | Anthony Trollope
  • Another very extraordinary acquirement, and which the present writer has been witness to, is, Sword-swallowing.