acquérir

See also: acquerir

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French acquerir, from an alteration (based on the model of the original Latin acquīrere), of Old French aquerre, itself from Vulgar Latin acquaerere. Cf. also quérir, conquérir.

PronunciationEdit

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

VerbEdit

acquérir

  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.
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    Il s'est acquis les bonnes grâces de son supérieur.
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