Translation of acquire in Spanish:


adquirir, v.

Pronunciation /əˈkwaɪ(ə)r/ /əˈkwʌɪə/

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transitive verb

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    (collection/knowledge/skill) adquirir
    (reputation) hacerse
    (reputation) adquirir
    (fortune) hacer
    (information) obtener
    (territories) hacerse con
    (territories) apoderarse de
    I seem to have acquired a new lighter parece que me he hecho de / con otro encendedor
    • she's acquired expensive tastes le han empezado a gustar las cosas caras
    • I've acquired a taste for … le he tomado el gusto a …
    • he'd acquired a British accent se le había pegado el acento británico
    • Since the band's cultural rehabilitation, however, hasn't it acquired a certain cachet?
    • The Illegal Eagles have progressed from playing the small local club circuit to acquiring a reputation for themselves at major concert venues.
    • They are rapidly acquiring a reputation for producing accessible and uniquely powerful theatre.
    • The country is acquiring a reputation, partly deserved, for being obsessed with its own decline but unable to do much about it.
    • For the artistic bad boys of the 20th century, acquiring a reputation as a pornographer was a rebellion too far.
    • He claimed the city was in danger of acquiring a reputation for public order problems.
    • Once a region acquires a bad reputation it takes a generation to change it.
    • Along the way she has acquired a reputation for becoming intensely, even dangerously, involved in her parts.
    • More recently, and largely as a result of English tutelage, it had acquired some reputation as a maritime power.
    • They did their work well and acquired the fearsome reputation of brutality and violence.
    • Kenneth had acquired a good reputation in the area, and was asked to take on the role, to which he agreed.
    • That's an unfair characterisation though it's easy to see how Copland acquired such a reputation.
    • So it's no surprise the team leads the majors in hit batsmen and is acquiring a reputation.
    • By the 1960s he had acquired another reputation, that of guerrilla leader.
    • The response was overwhelming and the club acquired a reputation for a lively, hedonistic atmosphere.
    • They were paid little by the state and acquired a reputation for charging extortionate fees and for drunkenness.
    • Getting its name on the front of a record was the way symphony orchestras acquired reputation over the past century.
    • The dish acquired a reputation for difficulty and proneness to accidents which it does not really deserve.
    • The centre soon acquired a reputation for the way in which it cared for children with learning disabilities.
    • In Medieval Europe, wolves acquired a pungent reputation for trickery and ferocity.
    • Most teachers recognise that pupils vary in the speed and manner in which they grasp new ideas and acquire skills.
    • When children go to camp, they learn to be more independent and acquire social skills.
    • They want to learn more, know more and acquire skills like any other individual in society.
    • You need to understand and acquire leadership skills, regardless of whom you are leading.
    • It becomes interesting and exciting only when we acquire some new skills physical or intellectual.
    • It takes chimps up to four years to acquire the necessary skills to select and adequately use the tools to crack a nut.
    • Specifically military skills were acquired by actual practice and performance under supervision.
    • Too few people are acquiring educational skills needed by employers.
    • If a person acquires the skills to handle only one job, he or she is less likely to be a survivor in the years to come,’ she argues.
    • For junior officers to become good officers, they must acquire the necessary virtues.
    • They acquired computer skills at a local training institute and received a certificate as well.
    • I'm not proposing that hopeful writers rush out to acquire a habit, you understand.
    • They will have acquired the skills for conducting research, and often some research experience.
    • It provides an opportunity for people to acquire skills and confidence in devising their own responses to distress.
    • The overall objective of the primer is so that a person with a visual handicap can acquire a skill to read on his own and even sign his name.
    • Just because a person eats cheese, they don't acquire the habits of a mouse for example.
    • The answer is to acquire skills and a deeper understanding of global communications.
    • Mr Brunet says the future's looking bright too, with youngsters acquiring important skills early on, equipping them well for the future.
    • Certainly, if I were an airline employee, I'd be looking into acquiring some new skills.
    • He thought he was acquiring the skills for dishonest practice on the streets of his native Australia.
    • Instead, tax will become payable automatically 30 days after the date that the purchaser acquires the property or land.
    • On the other side sit large investors who acquire supplier assets at an attractive price.
    • The company has neither improved its financial indicators, nor acquired new assets.
    • If the criminals could not prove the assets were acquired legally they would be forfeited.
    • Well, whether or not he has assets or may acquire assets in the future is a question.
    • In some cases, you are acquiring an asset that you haven't inspected, except from the curb.
    • Indian companies have been acquiring assets of foreign telecom companies that had been in distress.
    • They acquired assets to grow their market share and effectively overpaid for those acquisitions.
    • On occasion, I also deal directly with the licensor to acquire art assets for use in the guide.
    • They are paid in order to acquire assets whose use is a source of profits over and above the payments which must be made.
    • Young men going out to work were having to stay longer if they were to acquire rural assets.
    • The Agency claims the assets were acquired as a result of unlawful conduct related to drug trafficking.
    • John went on to acquire properties and land in and around the village for future preservation.
    • The government spends the money, and the person who put up the capital acquires a financial asset.
    • A third category is made up of foreigners who acquire properties purely as investments.
    • Investor consortia usually acquire properties that have already been constructed and let.
    • I have also been lucky enough to be able to acquire some investment property.
    • The college outgrew its quarters downtown and the Brothers acquired property in the Bronx.
    • By the end of his life he had acquired substantial property in Lynn.