What does acquire mean?

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  1. (transitive) To get.
  2. (transitive) To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own
  3. (medicine) To contract.
  4. (computing) To sample signals and convert them into digital values.
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In July 1946, the Chiefs of Staff Committee recommended that Britain acquire nuclear weapons.
Following the publication of the Robbins Report on Higher Education in 1963 a further attempt was made to acquire the East Wing.
Given the low wages and high inflation in the later Empire, the soldiers felt that they had a right to acquire plunder.
In 1923 Bridgewater Estates Ltd was formed to acquire the Ellesmere family estate in Worsley.
Approaches to successfully acquire and integrate software companies are available.
Keiller was heir to the James Keiller and Son business and was able to use his wealth to acquire the site.

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