- to come into possession or ownership of; get as one's own: to acquire property.
- to gain for oneself through one's actions or efforts: to acquire learning.
- Linguistics. to achieve native or nativelike command of (a language or a linguistic rule or element).
- Military. to locate and track (a moving target) with a detector, as radar.
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Related Words for reacquireregain, restore, retrieve, rescue, resume, repair, recoup, salvage, reclaim, achieve, retake, reach, recapture, recover, attain, gain, save, fetch, recruit, repossess
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Historical Examples of reacquire
In order to reacquire their lost habit of proper listening, they must exercise voluntary attention and develop interest.Memory
William Walker Atkinson
The young, as we have just seen, reacquire their longitudinal stripes, and the boars invariably reassume their tusks.
- to get or gain (something) again which one has owned
- (tr) to get or gain (something, such as an object, trait, or ability), esp more or less permanently