acquire etymology

English word acquire comes from Latin quaerere, Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin ad- (To.)

Detailed word origin of acquire

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
quaerere Latin (lat)
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
ad- Latin (lat) To.
acquiro Latin (lat) I accrue. I acquire or obtain.
*acquaero Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*acquaerio Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) I acquire.
aquerre Old French (fro) To acquire.
acqueren Middle English (enm) To acquire (obtain in addition).
acquire English (eng) (computing) To sample signals and convert them into digital values.. (medicine) To contract.. (transitive) To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own. (transitive) To get.

Words with the same origin as acquire

Descendants of quaerere
conquer inquiry question questioning request require requirement
Descendants of ad
aboard accent according accused affair agree agreement alien alley appear approach around arrive aside asleep assault attempt attend attention available huge round size tend tent
Descendants of ad-
accept accident add address admit appreciate arrest assume attorney disappear rest