Word of the Week



Acquire (verb)

Meaning – to buy or obtain an asset or object for oneself

Example of using it in a sentence "I managed to acquire all the text books I needed for the course second-hand."

Synonyms: obtain, come by, come to have, get, receive, gain, earn, win, come into, come in for, take possession of, take receipt of, be given;

It can also mean – to learn or develop a new skill, habit or quality.

Example of using it in a sentence "I have acquired the skills to spell all the Year 7 spellings."

This word started out as a prefix ‘ad’ meaning “to” added to the root word ‘quaerere’ meaning “seek” in Latin and became ‘acquirere’ meaning “to get in addition” over time the spelling has changed a little as it travelled through the Old French and Middle English. In the 16th century we ended up with the spelling we know today.

Use the word as many times throughout the week. This can be verbally, in your written work or listen out for other people using it.


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