acquiring

Definitions of acquiring
  1. noun
    the act of acquiring something
    “I envied his talent for acquiring
    synonyms: getting
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    Norman Conquest
    the invasion and settlement of England by the Normans following the battle of Hastings (1066)
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    acquisition
    the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
    obtainment, obtention
    the act of obtaining
    catching, contracting
    becoming infected
    appropriation
    a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner
    moving in, occupancy, occupation
    the act of occupying or taking possession of a building
    capture, gaining control, seizure
    the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
    receipt, reception
    the act of receiving
    pickup
    the act of taking aboard passengers or freight
    incurring
    acquiring or coming into something (usually undesirable)
    moneymaking
    the act of making money (and accumulating wealth)
    annexation
    the formal act of acquiring something (especially territory) by conquest or occupation
    pork-barreling
    acquisition of government money for benefits to a specific locale
    purchase
    the acquisition of something for payment
    acceptance
    the act of taking something that is offered
    succession, taking over
    acquisition of property by descent or by will
    assumption, laying claim
    the act of taking possession of or power over something
    heritage, inheritance
    hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
    procural, procurance, procurement
    the act of getting possession of something
    adoption, borrowing
    the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source
    pre-emption, preemption
    a prior appropriation of something
    seizure
    the taking possession of something by legal process
    usurpation
    wrongfully seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority)
    preoccupancy, preoccupation
    the act of taking occupancy before someone else does
    requisition, sequestration
    seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized
    apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody
    the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
    conquering, conquest, subjection, subjugation
    the act of conquering
    enslavement
    the act of making slaves of your captives
    regaining, restitution, restoration, return
    getting something back again
    buyout
    acquisition of a company by purchasing a controlling percentage of its stock
    type of:
    act, deed, human action, human activity
    something that people do or cause to happen
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