Obtain synonyms

əb-tān', ŏb-
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To receive an inheritance; become an heir
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To extend or move a hand, arm, or other body part, especially when trying to touch or grasp something:
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To succeed in doing (a task, for example); carry out or complete.
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To gain possession
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To attract and hold:
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To put under restraint; tie up
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Any of numerous aquatic, chiefly marine invertebrate animals of the phylum Porifera. Sponges characteristically have a porous skeleton, usually containing an intricate system of canals, that is composed of fibrous material or siliceous or calcareous spicules. Water passing through the pores brings food to the organism. Sponges live in all depths of the sea, are sessile, and often form irregularly shaped colonies attached to an underwater surface. Sponges are considered the most primitive members of the animal kingdom, since they lack a nervous system and differentiated body tissues or organs. Adults do not have moving parts, but the larvae are free-swimming. Sponges have great regenerative capacities, with some species able to regenerate a complete adult organism from fragments as small as a single cell. Sponges first appear during the early Cambrian Period and may have evolved from protozoa.
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To come or occur after; follow
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To get by conquering; capture; seize
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To achieve victory or finish first in a competition.
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(--- Informal) To win; secure:
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To get or recover the use of
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To become liable or subject to as a result of one's actions; bring upon oneself:
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To use persuasion or inducement successfully. Often used with on, upon, or with.
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To carry or support (the body or a bodily part) in a certain position:
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To dwell in
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To crowd into; throng
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To get back (something lost or taken away), especially by making an effort:
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To snatch or try to snatch something
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To get or gain by one's own efforts or actions
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To obtain (a sexual partner) for another.
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To gain possession
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To gain possession
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To gain possession
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To create, generate, bring into existence.
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To put on weight:
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To succeed in accomplishing; bring about:
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To collect the remaining grain, etc. from (a reaped field)
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To obtain a return or reward.
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To rescue or save
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To call for and receive (money) for (rent, a fund, taxes, bills, etc.)
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To come to a head, as a boil; fester.
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To gain (success, reward, recognition) through applied effort or work.
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To gain possession
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To obtain at a cost, as of suffering or sacrifice
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To bring about; produce as a result; cause; accomplish
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(Sports) To receive a pass or a kicked ball, for example.
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To save or rescue from shipwreck, fire, flood, etc.; engage or succeed in the salvage of (ships, goods, etc.)
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To put up with (an insult, gibe, etc.) without answering or showing anger
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To reach successfully; achieve; accomplish
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To obtain or achieve, as gain or profit:
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To avoid spending (money or time) in an amount less than what circumstances normally require:
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To gather or accumulate a hoard.
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To gain possession
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To gather; garner:
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To gain possession
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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 keep a written record of the score or events of (a game or contest).
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To arrest or catch (a felon or wrongdoer)
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To consume something rapidly
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To gain possession
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To gain possession
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(Arith.) In subtraction, to take (a unit of ten) from the next higher place in the minuend and add it to the next lower place: done when the number to be subtracted in the subtrahend is greater than the corresponding number in the minuend
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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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To gain as an objective; achieve:
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To bring about; achieve; contrive
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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: inherit, reach, accomplish, bring out, capture, secure, sponge, succeed, take, win and lose.