Definition of acquiro, adquiro
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LNS
acquīrō, acquīrere, acquīsīvī, acquīsītus
adquīrō, adquīrere, adquīsīvī, adquīsītus
quaero
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to add to, to get or acquire
  2. To get, obtain, procure, secure
  3. to acquire or amass riches or money
Abbreviations
ac-quīro (adqu.), sīvi, sītum, 3, v. a. quaero, to add to, to get or acquire (in addition), with ad or dat. (freq. in Cic.). Lit.: mihi quidem ipsi, quid est quod ad vitae fructum possit acquiri? Cic. Cat. 3, 12; 2, 8: vides quam omnis gratias non modo retinendas, sed etiam acquirendas putemus, but even new favor is to be acquired, id. Att. 1, 1; Sall. J. 13, 6; and poet.: viresque adquirit eundo, and gains (ever new and greater) strength in her course, Verg. A. 4, 175.

— In gen. To get, obtain, procure, secure: quod ad usum vitae pertineat, Cic. Off. 3, 5, 22; id. Fam. 10, 3: famam, Phaedr. 1, 14: moram, Cic. Caecin. 2: vires, Ov. M. 7, 459: adquirere pauca (sc. nova verba), Hor. A. P. 55.

— In later Lat., absol., to acquire or amass riches or money (cf.: quaero, quaestus; abundo, abundantia) [mox adquirendi docet insatiabile votum, Juv. 14, 125]: acquirendi ratio, Quint. 12, 7, 10.
 
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