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ac-quīro (adqu. ), sīvi, sītum, 3, v. a. quaero, add to, to get or acquire (in addition), with ad or dat. (freq. in Cic.).
I. 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.—
II. In gen.
A. 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.—
B. 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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