Definition of acquires:
Synonyms for acquires:
- "The Feast of St. Friend", Arnold Bennett.
If, when a daughter is betrothed during infancy, the contract should not assume the form of actual sale, it is nevertheless usual for the bridegroom, at the time he acquires possession of the bride, to pay into the hands of her father a sum considered equivalent to the current value of a wife.- "Woman: Man's Equal", Thomas Webster.
Without any guide, I think, these painters may be studied and understood, up to a certain point, by one who lives in the atmosphere of their art at Venice, and who, insensibly breathing in its influence, acquires a feeling for it which all the critics in the world could not impart where the works themselves are not to be seen.- "Venetian Life", W. D. Howells.