acquiescent, adj.1. assenting, consenting, concurring; agreeable, amenable; complying, compliant, obedient, Rare,
morigerate, morigerous, conforming, abiding, faithful, dutiful, duteous; yielding, submitting, capitulating, conceding, acceding, willing; malleable, tractable, ductile; meek, timid, gentle, passive, docile.
2. subservient, servile, obsequious, ingratiating, obeisant, prostrate, Archaic, sequacious; truckling, bowing, scraping, fawning, cowering, cringing, crawling, toadying, toadyish, Inf.bootlicking; self-effacing, self-surrendering, self-abasing.
acquire, v. 1. obtain, get, procure, secure; receive, inherit, fall into, come by, realize, make; take possession of, get one's hands on, get a hold of; capture, seize, grasp, net, bag; harvest, garner, reap, gather, collect, glean; buy, purchase, pick up, Scot. Archaic. coff.
2. earn, attain, win, gain, achieve; appropriate, assume, take on.
acquirement, n.1. Usu.
acquirements attainments, accomplishments; endowments, gifts, attributes, talents, skills; abilities, capabilities, capacities, parts; learning, erudition, knowledge, culture.
2. acquisition, obtainment, gaining. See - acquisition (defs.1, 2).
acquisition, n.1. obtaining, obtainment, getting, gaining, acquirement, securing, procurement, procuration; purchasing, buying, picking up; takeover, gain, annexation; seizure, appropriation, capture; inheritance, donation, gift, benefaction.
2. addition, accession, accretion; property, possession; purchase, U.S.
acquisitive, adj.greedy, grasping, grabbing, SI. grabby, rapacious, ravenous, ravening, predatory, predacious; avaricious, covetous, eager for gain, mercenary; sordid, selfish, hoarding, possessive.
acquisitiveness, n.greed, graspingness, rapacity, perdaciousness, avarice, selfishness; ravenousness, voraciousness, insatiability, omnivorousness, covetousness; miserliness, penuriousness, parsimony, niggardliness.
acquit, v. 1. exculpate, clear, prove ordeclare innocent, uphold innocence, pronounce ordeclare not guilty, remove guilt; absolve, forgive, shrive, excuse; exonerate, justify, warrant, vindicate, right; pardon, amnesty, remit, respite, reprieve.
2. free, release, set free, let go, liberate, emancipate, deliver; discharge, dismiss, let out of, let off, Inf.let off the hook.
3. satisfy, fulfill, fill, meet, answer, comply with; (all of debts) settle, pay up oroff, liquidate, bring up to date, clear the books, close an account, Accounting. balance.
4. (of oneself)
conduct, manage, bear, carry; comport, deport, demean, behave, act properly orright, Archaic, quit.
acquittal, n.1. exculpation, exculpating, clearance, clearing, compurgation, acquittance; absolution, absolving, forgiveness, forgiving, shriving, excusal, excusing; exoneration, exonerating, justification, justifying, warranting, vindicating; pardon, pardoning, amnesty, remission, remitting, respite, reprieve, reprieving; freedom, release, liberation, liberty, emancipation, deliverance, delivery; discharge, dismissal, letting out of, letting off, Inf.letting off the hook.
2. fulfillment, fulfilling, satisfaction, satisfying, compliance, complying; (all of debts)
settlement, settling, payment, paying up oroff, liquidation, liquidating, closing an account, clearing the books, Accounting.