v. Highly technical military term, meaning "to steal." Generally used in an operational setting. Stolen resources are typically the spoils of pilfering another unit's equipment.
Platoon Sergeant to Private: where the fuck is your Kevlar (helmet)? You better find it before Close of Business!!

(as the sergeant leaves)

Specialist to private: don't worry about it, we'll "acquire" one from third platoon.
by roosterduck January 31, 2009
steal
police: so, where exactly did you get (piece of expensive software / movie / album / any and every type of modern media / gold bullion / etc.) from?

you: why, i 'acquired' it from a 'reputable' 'vendor', sir!

police: okay, move along

you: trollface.png
by Gloone May 15, 2011

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