This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more

Another word for obtain

  1. To come into possession of

    See also:


Another word for obtain

  1. To gain possession

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