acquirement

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From acquire +‎ -ment.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈkwaɪə(ɹ)mənt/
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Noun[edit]

acquirement (countable and uncountable, plural acquirements)

  1. (now rare, chiefly in the plural) Something that has been acquired; an attainment or accomplishment. [from 17th c.]
    • (Can we date this quote by Hayward and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      [] his acquirements by industry were [] enriched and enlarged by many excellent endowments of nature []
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Letter 27:
      If she can think, that the part she has had in your education, and your own admirable talents and acquirements, are to be thrown away upon such a worthless creature as Solmes, I could heartily quarrel with her.
  2. The act or fact of acquiring something; acquisition. [from 17th c.]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (act of acquiring, or that which is acquired): acquisition