acquire
verb.
come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
She got a lot of paintings from her uncle|They acquired a new pet|Get your results the next day|Get permission to take a few days off from work
Synonym: get
verb.
take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
His voice took on a sad tone|The story took a new turn|he adopted an air of superiority|She assumed strange manners|The gods assume human or animal form in these fables
Synonym: take on, take, assume, adopt
verb.
come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
He grew a beard|The patient developed abdominal pains|I got funny spots all over my body|Well-developed breasts
Synonym: develop, get, grow, produce
verb.
locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
verb.
win something through one's efforts
I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese|Gain an understanding of international finance|win someone's confidence and friendship
Synonym: gain, win
verb.
gain knowledge or skills
She learned dancing from her sister|I learned Sanskrit|Children acquire language at an amazing rate
Synonym: larn, learn
verb.
gain through experience
I acquired a strong aversion to television|Children must develop a sense of right and wrong|Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position|develop a passion for painting
Synonym: develop, evolve