come into possession of
"How did you obtain the visa?"
receive, get, find, obtain, incurverb
receive a specified treatment (abstract)
"These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
prevail, hold, obtainverb
be valid, applicable, or true
"This theory still holds"
To get hold of; to gain possession of, to procure; to acquire, in any way.
To secure (that) a specific objective or state of affairs be reached.
To prevail, be victorious; to succeed.
To hold; to keep, possess or occupy.
To exist or be the case; to hold true, be in force.
Etymology: From obtenir, optiner et al., and obtenir, from obtinere, from ob- + tenere.
to hold; to keep; to possess
to get hold of by effort; to gain possession of; to procure; to acquire, in any way
to become held; to gain or have a firm footing; to be recognized or established; to subsist; to become prevalent or general; to prevail; as, the custom obtains of going to the seashore in summer
to prevail; to succeed
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ob-tān′, v.t. to lay hold of: to hold: to procure by effort: to gain: to keep possession of.—v.i. to be established: to continue in use: to become customary or prevalent: to hold good: (rare) to succeed.—adj. Obtain′able, that may be obtained, procured, or acquired.—ns. Obtain′er; Obtain′ment; Obten′tion, procurement.—Obtain to (Bacon), to attain to. [Fr.,—L. obtinēre—ob, upon, tenēre, to hold.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
To get hold of by effort; to gain possession of.
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'obtain' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2198
Rank popularity for the word 'obtain' in Verbs Frequency: #175
The numerical value of obtain in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of obtain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
This exciting discovery highlights how little we know about the origin of FRBs, further observations of a larger number of FRBs will be needed in order to obtain a clearer picture about these periodic sources and elucidate their origin.
Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.
The Framers did not envision the use of the presidential pardon power to encourage criminal acts at the President's direction, as the Committee continues its investigation into whether to recommend articles of impeachment, it is imperative that we are able to obtain information about ongoing presidential misconduct and abuses of power.
Whether it’s the weak Obama-Clinton nuclear deal that paves the way for Iran to obtain an atomic bomb or Martin O’Malley’s absurd claim that climate change is responsible for ISIS, it’s abundantly clear no one in the Democratic Party has the foreign policy vision to keep America safe.
Mirror, Mirror on the wall, I’m ready to face today and obtain it ALL.
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Translations for obtain
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- bestehen, erlangenGerman
- olla olemassa, olla, pitää hallussaan, hankkiaFinnish
- obtenir, avoir, réussir, s'établir, se procurer, avoir succèsFrench
- megkap, kap, hozzájutHungarian
- ottenere, stabilirsi, riuscire, avereItalian
- 獲得, 持っている, 手に入れる, 成し遂げる, 持つ, 取得Japanese
- 이루다, 얻다, 굳히다, 갖다Korean
- دهسکهوتن, پهیداکردنKurdish
- consequor, succedo, assequor, teneo, impetro, obtineoLatin
- dabūt, būt, iegūtLatvian
- nabyć, dostawać, dostać, otrzymać, otrzymywać, uzyskać, nabywać, uzyskiwaćPolish
- reuși, avea succes, avea, obține, a se stabiliRomanian
- доставать, добыть, получить, добывать, получать, достатьRussian
- elde etmekTurkish
- حاصل کریںUrdu
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