Acquirement


Acquirement
Acquirement Ac*quire"ment (-ment), n. The act of acquiring, or that which is acquired; attainment. ``Rules for the acquirement of a taste.'' --Addison. [1913 Webster]

His acquirements by industry were . . . enriched and enlarged by many excellent endowments of nature. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]

Syn: {Acquisition}, {Acquirement}.

Usage: Acquirement is used in opposition to a natural gift or talent; as, eloquence, and skill in music and painting, are acquirements; genius is the gift or endowment of nature. It denotes especially personal attainments, in opposition to material or external things gained, which are more usually called acquisitions; but this distinction is not always observed. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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