HyperDic: obtain

English > 3 senses of the word obtain:
VERBpossessionobtaincome into possession of
changeobtain, receive, get, find, incurreceive a specified treatment (abstract)
stativeobtain, prevail, holdbe valid, applicable, or true
obtain > pronunciation
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English > obtain: 3 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningCome into possession of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Example"How did you obtain the visa?"
NarrowercarrySecure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions)
derive, gainObtain
eke out, squeeze outObtain with difficulty
excavate, dig up, turn upFind by digging in the ground
extort, wring fromGet or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
extractGet despite difficulties or obstacles
get in, get intoSecure a place in a college, university, etc.
grabObtain illegally or unscrupulously
kiteGet credit or money by using a bad check
mooch, bum, cadge, grub, spongeask for and get free
procure, secureGet by special effort
shopDo one's shopping / shopping
snagGet by acting quickly and smartly / smartly
sourceGet (a product) from another country or business
take outObtain by legal or official process
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Spanishadquirir, conseguir, lograr, obtener
Catalanaconseguir, adquirir, assolir, comprar, obtenir
Adjectivesobtainablecapable of being obtained
Nounsobtainment, obtentionthe act of obtaining
English > obtain: 3 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningReceive a specified treatment (abstract).
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsreceive, get, find, incur
NarrowertakeAscertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar toget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Spanishadquirir, encontrar, obtener, recibir
English > obtain: 3 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningBe valid, applicable, or true.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsprevail, hold
Broaderexist, beHave an existence, be extant
Spanishimperar, obtener, perdurar, prevalecer, prevaler, primar
Catalanimperar, perdurar, prevaler, primar

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