Example sentences for: acquiring

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

  • The initiating events of development of Dictyostelium include sensing starvation and cell density, which in turn result in the dispersed cells acquiring the ability to aggregate.

  • If the first possibility were correct, that would be good news for the southern credentials of George Bush Sr., since (as C-Span's Brian Lamb observed in the Wall Street Journal piece quoted in Chatterbox's earlier item) the smirk was clearly passed from father to son (acquiring some exaggeration in the process).

  • In a friendly takeover, the management teams of the acquiring and target companies negotiate the terms of the deal--covering issues such as how shares in the new company will be divided--and then both companies' boards of directors and shareholders approve it.

  • Applicable regulations include both general rules for procurement, the FAR, and the FIRMR regulations written by GSA specifically for acquiring federal information processing resources.

  • According to the paper, the government wants Lockheed to divest all of Northrop's defense electronics programs, which may be a deal-breaker, since acquiring them was one of the merger's prime motivations.


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