Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 775 (Acquisition)

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#775. Acquisition.-- N. acquisition; gaining &c. v.; obtainment; procuration[obs], procurement; purchase, descent, inheritance; gift &c. 784.

recovery, retrieval, revendication[obs], replevin[Law], restitution &c. 790; redemption, salvage, trover[Law].

find, trouvaille[obs], foundling.

gain, thrift; money-making, money grubbing; lucre, filthy lucre, pelf; loaves and fishes, the main chance; emolument &c. (remuneration) 973.

profit, earnings, winnings, innings, pickings, net profit; avails; income &c. (receipt) 810; proceeds, produce, product; outcome, output; return, fruit, crop, harvest; second crop, aftermath; benefit &c. (good) 618.

sweepstakes, trick, prize, pool; pot; wealth &c. 803.

subreption[obs][Fraudulent acquisition]; obreption[obs]; stealing &c. 791.

V. acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather; collect &c. (assemble) 72; pick, pickup; glean.

find; come upon, pitch upon, light upon; scrape up, scrape together; get in, reap and carry, net, bag, sack, bring home, secure; derive, draw, get in the harvest.

profit; make profit, draw profit, turn a quick profit; turn to profit, turn to account; make capital out of, make money by; obtain a return, reap the fruits of; reap an advantage, gain an advantage; turn a penny, turn an honest penny; make the pot boil, bring grist to the mill; make money, coin money, raise money; raise funds, raise the wind; fill one's pocket &c. (wealth) 803.

treasure up &c. (store) 636; realize, clear; produce &c. 161; take &c. 789.

get back, recover, regain, retrieve, revendicate[obs], replevy[Law], redeem, come by one's own.

come by, come in for; receive &c. 785; inherit; step into a fortune, step into the shoes of; succeed to.

get hold of, get between one's finger and thumb, get into one's hand, get at; take possession, come into possession, enter into possession.

be profitable &c. adj.; pay, answer.

accrue &c. (be received) 785.

Adj. acquiring, acquired &c. v.; profitable, advantageous, gainful, remunerative, paying, lucrative.

Phr. lucri causa[Lat].