Experience acquired/gained?

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Senior Member
Spanish, Spain

Could somebody explain the difference between them two, please? Which one is best if you are talking about a experience gained (or acquired) through the years?

  • river

    Senior Member
    U.S. English
    I'd say "acquire" is a formal word for "to get." I acquired a rare stamp.

    "Gain" is to get something you worked for or get more than you had. We come on the forum to gain more knowledge. By helping you, I gained a friend.
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