To Acqui're. v.a. [acquerir, Fr. acquiro, Lat.] To gain by one's own labour or power; to obtain what is not received from nature, or transmitted by inheritance.
I've done enough. A lower place not well,
May make too great an act: for learn this, Silius,
Better to leave undone, than by our deed
Acquire too high a fame, while he, we serve, 's away. Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra.