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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acquired(adj)

    gotten through environmental forces

    "acquired characteristics (such as a suntan or a broken nose) cannot be passed on"

Wiktionary

  1. acquired(Adjective)

    Developed postfetally; not congenital.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acquired

    of Acquire

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'acquired' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2677

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acquired in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acquired in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of acquired in a Sentence

  1. Will Danoff:

    In the strong-performing health care sector, I could have done a much better job with surging biotechnology stocks, notable mistakes included not owning enough Amgen, a biotech firm that made excellent advances, and avoiding index stock Allergan, the specialty drug company that announced plans to be acquired by Actavis.

  2. Deadria Farmer-Paellmann:

    These are corporations that benefited from stealing people, from stealing labor, from forced breeding, from torture, from committing numerous horrendous acts, and there's no reason why they should be able to hold onto assets they acquired through such horrendous acts.

  3. Pieter Wezeman:

    Russia has tried hard in the past 10 to 15 years to get into the large Saudi arms market, but it has not been very successful. Saudi Arabia has acquired Russian rifles and may have bought some other items, but such deals have been very small, china has made some more substantial inroads into the Saudi arms market, in particular selling armed drones.

  4. Laura Hollis:

    The greatest problem facing the United States today is not racism; it is the disappearance of the can-do attitude that built the country, ... We’ve lost the sense of individual responsibility for our problems, and that’s bad enough. But what’s worse, we’re losing faith in our ability to solve our problems. This acquired sense of helplessness is catastrophic, and it has paralyzed large swaths of the American public – rural, urban and suburban. … Encouraging dependence upon government not only creates generations of helpless people; it inures them to government’s ineffectiveness.

  5. Joseph Njoroge:

    One condition of any competitively acquired project is to sustain the bid specifications to the end, the plant will be put up with (the) aim of producing electricity based on sound economic projections.

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    the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
    • A. scrutiny
    • B. contribution
    • C. equity
    • D. downsizing

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