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English noun: acquiring

1. acquiring (act) the act of acquiring something


SamplesI envied his talent for acquiring.
He's much more interested in the getting than in the giving.


Synonymsgetting


Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity


Narrower (hyponym)acquisition, appropriation, capture, catching, contracting, gaining control, moving in, obtainment, obtention, occupancy, occupation, pickup, receipt, reception, seizure









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