how to pronounce acquired


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acquired is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of acquired in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… we have now acquired two companies ones …”

meanings of acquired


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of acquire.


  1. Developed after birth; not congenital.

acquired frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word acquired occurs in english on average 15 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics acquired can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that acquired can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to acquired


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