The difference between Acquire and Win

When used as verbs, acquire means to get, whereas win means to conquer, defeat.

Win is also noun with the meaning: an individual victory.

check bellow for the other definitions of Acquire and Win

  1. Acquire as a verb (transitive):

    To get.

  2. Acquire as a verb (transitive):

    To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own


    "He acquired a title."

    "all the riches he acquired were from hard work."

    "One should ''acquire as much knowledge as possible from reading."

    "to acquire a skill"

    "to acquire decent habits and manners"

  3. Acquire as a verb (medicine):

    To contract.

  4. Acquire as a verb (computing):

    To sample signals and convert them into digital values.

  1. Win as a verb (obsolete, transitive):

    To conquer, defeat.

  2. Win as a verb (transitive, intransitive):

    To reach some destination or object, despite difficulty or toil (now usually intransitive, with preposition or locative adverb).

  3. Win as a verb (transitive):

    To triumph or achieve victory in (a game, a war, etc.).

  4. Win as a verb (transitive):

    To gain (a prize) by succeeding in competition or contest.


    "to win the jackpot in a lottery;  to win a bottle of wine in a raffle"

  5. Win as a verb (transitive):

    To obtain (someone) by wooing; to make an ally or friend of (frequently with over).

  6. Win as a verb (intransitive):

    To achieve victory.


    "Who would win in a fight between an octopus and a dolphin?"

  7. Win as a verb (transitive):

    To obtain (something desired).


    "The company hopes to win an order from the government worth over 5 million dollars."

  8. Win as a verb (transitive):

    To cause a victory for someone.


    "The success of the economic policies should win Mr. Smith the next elections."

    "The policy success should win the elections for Mr. Smith."

  9. Win as a verb (transitive, mining):

    To extract (ore, coal, etc.).


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  1. Win as a noun:

    An individual victory.


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    "Our first win of the season put us in high spirits."

  2. Win as a noun (slang):

    A feat carried out successfully; a victorious achievement.


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  3. Win as a noun (obsolete):

    Gain; profit; income.

  4. Win as a noun (obsolete):

    Wealth; goods owned.

  1. Win as a noun (Scotland):

    Pleasure; joy; delight.

  1. Win as a verb (transitive, Scotland):

    To dry by exposure to the wind.