Obtain synonyms and antonyms

əb-tān', ŏb-

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To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
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To let go (free, away), physically release.
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(Informal) To get without cost, as by begging, imposition, etc.
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(Chiefly UK) To make a shy person more confident.
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To receive or take over from a predecessor:
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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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Lose is defined as to wind up without something or to fail in a competition.
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To rescue or save
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To reap is defined as to cut, gather or harvest.
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To put (the pages or signatures of a book) in proper order for binding
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To gain with effort or despite difficulty; reach:
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To gather; garner:
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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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To grab or snatch something
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To gain possession
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(Chemistry) To provide an electron or atom, for example, for combination with an acceptor.
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(--- Historical) To put in legal possession of a feudal holding
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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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(Intransitive) To receive payment for work.
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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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(Idiomatic) To generate or encourage; to campaign for.
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To collect together by scraping
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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 consume something rapidly
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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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Pertain
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To give (a gift or presentation) to someone; to bestow. [from 14th c.]
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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 make complete; perfect
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To reproduce convincingly.
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(Archaic) To go around; make a circuit of
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To bring about; achieve; contrive
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To getter.
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To stretch out or put forth (a body part); extend:
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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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To cause someone to remember something from the past.
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To create, generate, bring into existence.
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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 save from loss or destruction.
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To put into a pocket
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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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(Slang) To contact someone.
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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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To go under cover.
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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 80 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for obtain, like: secure, relinquish, sponge, bring out, inherit, purchase, receive, acquire, collect, verify and lose.