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Synonyms for Acquire (same or very similar meaning)

WordNet sense 1 (win something through one's efforts):
gain, win

WordNet sense 2 (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract):

WordNet sense 3 (gain knowledge or skills):
learn, larn

WordNet sense 4 (gain through experience):
develop, evolve

WordNet sense 5 (take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect):
adopt, assume, take, take on

WordNet sense 6 (come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)):
grow, produce, produce

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