Obtain synonyms

əb-tān', ŏb-
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To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
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(Informal) To get without cost, as by begging, imposition, etc.
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To receive or take over from a predecessor:
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To let go (free, away), physically release.
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To getter.
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To reap is defined as to cut, gather or harvest.
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To pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire.
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To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own, as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad habits.
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To come to or arrive at, as through movement, growth, or the passage of time:
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To receive into a particular relation or association, as into one's care or keeping:
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To achieve victory or finish first in a competition.
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To cause (somebody) to be unable to follow or trace one any longer.
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Hence, to deliver by stretching out a member, especially the hand; to give with the hand; to pass to another; to hand over.
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To make complete; perfect
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To go under cover.
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(Chiefly UK) To make a shy person more confident.
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To reproduce convincingly.
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To cause someone to remember something from the past.
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To create, generate, bring into existence.
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To get as an increase, addition, profit, or advantage
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To gain with effort or despite difficulty; reach:
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To examine or go through (books, etc.) so as to collect certain information
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To rescue or save
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(Now rare) To form a conclusion; to deduce, infer. (Compare gather, get.)
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To put (the pages or signatures of a book) in proper order for binding
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(Intransitive) To receive payment for work.
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(Intransitive with on, by extension) To notice, detect or discern, often used with "on".
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To bring about; produce as a result; cause; accomplish
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To take, as something that is offered, given, committed, sent, paid, etc.; to accept; to be given something.
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To save from loss or destruction.
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To put into a pocket
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(Archaic) To go around; make a circuit of
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(Business, finance) To convert any kind of property into money, especially property representing investments, as shares, bonds, etc.
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(Computing) To write a file to disk or other storage medium.
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To accumulate and store away money, goods, or other valued items
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(Intransitive) To go out of active service.
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To gather; garner:
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(Idiomatic) To generate or encourage; to campaign for.
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To collect together by scraping
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(Idiomatic) To collect, assemble or gather small amounts (especially of money), from various sources, with some difficulty
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(Intransitive) To come near to; to pass; to visit.
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To provide (a film, etc.) with a musical score.
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To grab or snatch something
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To consume something rapidly
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(Slang) To contact someone.
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To gain possession
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Borrow means to take over something and use it as one's own.
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To gain possession
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Pertain
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Pertain
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To be relevant to.
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(May take two objects) To estimate or predict (a duration or probability) for (something).
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(Chemistry) To provide an electron or atom, for example, for combination with an acceptor.
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To give (a gift or presentation) to someone; to bestow. [from 14th c.]
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(--- Historical) To put in legal possession of a feudal holding
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To relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to.
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To bring about; achieve; contrive
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To leave; abandon
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To sell or give away at a loss.
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To lose or give up (something) on account of an offense, error, or failure to fulfill an agreement:
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To leave a ship or boat and go on shore; disembark
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To get or recover the use of
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To acquire or come into (something usually undesirable); sustain:
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(Intransitive) To be current, widespread or predominant; to have currency or prevalence.
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To cause to wait or delay.
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To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of.
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To enter and proliferate in bodily tissue, as a pathogen:
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(Intransitive) To get better, regain one's health.
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(Informal) To consume something quickly.
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To gain possession
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To gain possession
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Synonym Study

  • Gain always implies effort in the getting of something advantageous or profitable to gain fame
  • Acquire implies a lengthy process in the getting and connotes collection or accretion he acquired a fine education
  • Secure implies difficulty in obtaining something and perhaps in retaining it to secure a lasting peace
  • Procure suggests active effort or contrivance in getting or bringing to pass to procure a settlement of the dispute
  • Get is the word of broadest application meaning to come into possession of, with or without effort or volition to get a job, an idea, a headache, etc.
  • Obtain implies that there is effort or desire in the getting he has obtained aid
Find another word for obtain. In this page you can discover 73 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for obtain, like: secure, sponge, inherit, relinquish, get, reap, purchase, acquire, attain, take and win.