Example sentences for: acquire

How can you use “acquire” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The greatest danger of another catastrophic attack in the United States will materialize if the world's most dangerous terrorists acquire the world's most dangerous weapons.

  • But he warned against this tendency, saying that Israeli society's "unwillingness to sacrifice some of its standard of living to acquire better defenses against less concrete and immediate threats could be destructive."

  • The L-serine + indole → H 2 O + L-tryptophan reaction might function alone for tryptophan biosynthesis in cells that acquire indole from the environment.

  • If one is fortunate enough to carry one of those Italian names beginning with Bon- or Buon(buono good), for example, one's value is announced to all the world: the parents of Michelangelo Buonarroti (arrota `gain,' from arrogare `to acquire'; the compound, say Hanks and Hodges, was originally bestowed when parents welcomed the birth of a child) probably were not surprised that he turned out so well, although they might have had even higher hopes for his little brother, Buonarroto Buonarroti .

  • 5. "Excite@Home spent almost $1 billion to acquire Bluemountain.com, an Internet greeting-card company started by former hippies--does 'hippies' always have to have 'former' attached to it?

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