Acquirement, acquisition, attainment and accomplishment all mean a power or skill won through exertion or effort.
What’s the difference?
Acquirement suggests the result of continued endeavor to cultivate oneself.
- The acquirement of experience is not easy.
Acquisition stresses the effort involved and the inherent value of what is gained.
- Language acquisition (= learning a language without being taught) starts at a very young age.
Attainment implies a distinguished achievement (in the arts or sciences) and suggests fully developed talents.
- A six-year-old child with such an amazing attainment! It is indeed something rare and deserving praise.
Accomplishment implies a socially useful skill.
- Drawing and singing were among her many accomplishments.