ac·quire / əˈkwī(ə)r/ • v. [tr.] buy or obtain (an object or asset) for oneself. ∎ learn or develop (a skill, habit, or quality). ∎ achieve (a particular reputation) as a result of one's behavior or activities.DERIVATIVES: ac·quir·a·ble adj.ac·quir·er n.
So acquisition XIV. — L. acquīsītiō, -ōn-, f. acquīsīt-, pp. stem of acquīrere.