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 unacquired
So that this unacquired fluency is so far from essential, that it is not even a benefit, and it may be an injury.Hints on Extemporaneous Preaching|Henry Ware
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.