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前缀ac-同ad-, 去，往。词根quir, 追求，同question, 追问，问题。
- acquire:  The original source of acquire, Latin acquīrere, meant literally ‘get something extra’. It was formed from the verb quaerere ‘try to get or obtain’ (from which English gets query, the derivatives enquire and require, and, via the past participial stem, quest and question) plus the prefix ad-, conveying the idea of being additional. English borrowed the word via Old French acquerre, and it was originally spelled acquere, but around 1600 the spelling was changed to acquire, supposedly to bring it more into conformity with its Latin source.
=> query, quest, question
- acquire (v.)
- mid-15c., acqueren, from Old French aquerre "acquire, gain, earn, procure," from Vulgar Latin *acquaerere, corresponding to Latin acquirere "to seek in addition to" (see acquisition). Reborrowed in current form from Latin c. 1600. Related: Acquired; acquiring.
- 1. Perhaps we did acquire a somewhat fuddy-duddy image in the later years.
- 2. Here is your opportunity to acquire a luxurious one bedroom home.
- 3. He was the mastermind behind the plan to acquire the explosives.
- 4. Many children acquire a phobic horror of dogs.
- 5. Students examined how children acquire language.
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