See also: acquerir

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Etymology Edit

Inherited from Middle French acquerir, from Old French acquerir, aquerre, from Vulgar Latin *acquaerere, from Latin quaerere. Cf. also quérir, conquérir.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ʁiʁ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iʁ

Verb Edit


  1. (transitive) to acquire, to obtain
    Synonym: obtenir
  2. (transitive) to purchase
    Synonym: acheter
  3. (reflexive, s'acquérir) to gain, to win (approval, etc.)
    Il s’est acquis quantité d’amis.
    He made many friends.
    Il s’est acquis les bonnes grâces de son supérieur.
    He earned the good graces of his superior.

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