adding (part of speech: verb)
receiving (part of speech: verb)
taking (part of speech: verb)
collecting, procuring, annexing, depriving, confiscating, monopolizing, catching, appropriating, levying, abducting, harvesting, gathering, grabbing, amassing, usurping, reaping, impounding, taking, getting, capturing, bagging, nabbing, commandeering
possessing (part of speech: verb)
acquiring (part of speech: verb)
- If either one should ever succeed in acquiring the whole sovereignty, then they thought there would be an end of American liberty. - "The Critical Period of American History", John Fiske.
- How well do I remember a visit, made in my youth, to a school friend whom I had learned to admire greatly for her superior intellect, quick wit, power of acquiring knowledge, and ability to recite well in class. - "Letters to a Daughter and A Little Sermon to School Girls", Helen Ekin Starrett.
- Sir John must have possessed an uncommon gift for acquiring languages, as he has also translated from each of the other Slavonic tongues with- so I am informed- similar accuracy and precision. - "Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians", Woislav M. Petrovitch.