English noun: acquiring
|1.||acquiring (act) the act of acquiring something|
|Samples||I envied his talent for acquiring.|
He's much more interested in the getting than in the giving.
|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|