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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section IV. Possessive Relations
1. Property in general
 
775. Acquisition.
 
  
NOUN:ACQUISITION; gaining &c. v.; obtainment, procuration, procurement; purchase, descent, inheritance; gift [See Giving].
  RECOVERY, retrieval, revendication [rare], replevin; redemption, salvage, trover; find, trouvaille [F.], foundling.
  GAIN, thrift; money-making, money-grubbing; lucre, filthy lucre, loaves and fishes, fleshpots of Egypt, the main chance, pelf; emolument (remuneration) [See Reward].
  PROFIT, earnings, winnings, innings, pickings, perquisite, accruement [obs.], net profit; avails; income (receipt) [See Receipt]; proceeds, produce, product; outcome, output; return, fruit, crop, harvest; second crop, aftermath; benefit (good) [See Good].
  PRIZE, sweepstakes, trick, pool; kitty, jack pot, pot; wealth [See Wealth].
  [FRAUDULENT ACQUISITION] subreption; obreption; stealing [See Stealing].
  
VERB:ACQUIRE, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather; collect (assemble) [See Assemblage]; pick, pick up; glean.
  find; come -, pitch -, light- upon; come across, come at; scrape -up, - together; get in, reap and carry, net, bag, sack, bring home, secure; derive, draw, get in the harvest.
  get hold of, get between one’s finger and thumb, get into one’s hand, get at; take -, come into -, enter into- possession.
  PROFIT; make -, draw- profit; turn to -profit, - account; make capital out of, make money by; obtain a return, reap the fruits of; reap -, gain- an advantage; turn -a penny, - an honest penny; make the pot boil, bring grist to the mill; make -, coin -, raise- money; raise funds, raise the wind [slang]; fill one’s pocket (wealth) [See Wealth].
  realize, clear; treasure up (store) [See Store]; produce [See Production]; take [See Taking].
  receive [See Receiving]; come by, come in for; inherit; step into, - a fortune, - the shoes of; succeed to.
  RECOVER, get back, regain, retrieve, revendicate [rare], replevin, replevy, redeem, come by one’s own.
  BE PROFITABLE &c. adj.; pay, answer.
  accrue (be received) [See Receiving].
  
ADJECTIVE:ACQUISITIVE, productive, profitable, advantageous, gainful, remunerative, paying, lucrative, acquiring, acquired &c. v.
  
ADVERB:in the way of gain; for money; at interest.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Lucri causa.
  2. Getting and spending we lay waste our powers.—Wordsworth
  3. The greatest possession is self-possession.—Cynic’s Calendar

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