Obtain

  • 21obtain — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. acquire, set; prevail. See existence, acquisition. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To gain possession] Syn. occupy, reach, invade, capture, recover, take, grab, accomplish, acquire, procure, get, force from …

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  • 22obtain — [15] Obtain is one of the large family of English words (attain, contain, continue, tenor, etc) that come ultimately from Latin tenēre ‘hold’. In this case its source, by way of Old French obtenir, was Latin obtinēre, a compound formed with the… …

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  • 23obtain — verb 1》 acquire or secure. 2》 formal be prevalent, customary, or established. Derivatives obtainability noun obtainable adjective obtainer noun obtainment noun Origin ME: from OFr. obtenir, from L. obtinere obtain, gain …

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  • 24obtain*/*/*/ — [əbˈteɪn] verb [T] to get something that you want or need She has to obtain her father s permission before she does anything.[/ex] Details can be obtained from the Department for Education.[/ex] …

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  • 25obtain — [15] Obtain is one of the large family of English words (attain, contain, continue, tenor, etc) that come ultimately from Latin tenēre ‘hold’. In this case its source, by way of Old French obtenir, was Latin obtinēre, a compound formed with the… …

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  • 26obtain — Synonyms and related words: accept, acquire, admit, annex, apply, arouse, assume, bag, be, be extant, be found, be in, be in existence, be in force, be met with, be present, be seized of, be the case, be the rage, be the rule, be the thing, be… …

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  • 27obtain — ob·tain || É™b teɪn v. acquire, come by; procure, secure; earn, achieve …

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  • 28obtain —    to acquire illegally    Usually of stealing but also of acquiring forbidden or other embargoed goods:     ... many shall pleasures... not the least of which is obtaining Cuban cigars. Obtaining was the Director s favourite euphemism, (van… …

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  • 29obtain — I. v. a. Procure, get, acquire, achieve, gain, win, earn, secure, get possession of, attain. II. v. n. Hold good, subsist, continue in use, be received, become prevalent, be established …

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  • 30obtain — verb 1) the newspaper obtained a copy of the letter Syn: get, acquire, come by, secure, procure, come into the possession of, pick up, be given; gain, earn, achieve, attain; informal get hold of, get/lay one s hands on, get one s mitts on, land,… …

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  • 31obtain — v 1. get, acquire, procure, secure, gain, come by, Sl. cop; take possession of, get one s hands on, get a hold of; capture, seize, grasp, net, bag; reap, harvest, garner, gather, glean; buy, purchase, pick up, Scot. Archaic. coff; reach, attain,… …

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  • 32obtain — ob·tain …

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  • 33obtain — verb Syn: get, acquire, come by, secure, procure, pick up, be given, gain, earn, achieve, attain; informal get hold of, lay one s hands on, land Ant: lose …

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  • 34obtain — ob•tain [[t]əbˈteɪn[/t]] v. t. 1) to come into possession of; get, acquire, or procure, as through effort or request 2) Obs. to attain or reach 3) to be prevalent, customary, or in vogue: the morals that obtained in Rome[/ex] 4) archaic to… …

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  • 35obtain — /əbˈteɪn / (say uhb tayn) verb (t) 1. to come into possession of; get or acquire; procure, as by effort or request: he obtained a knowledge of Greek. 2. Obsolete to attain or reach. –verb (i) 3. to be prevalent, customary, or in vogue; hold good… …

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  • 36obtain —   Loa a …

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  • 37obtain — To get hold of by effort; to get possession of; to procure; to acquire, in any way. State v. Bowdry, 346 Mo. 1090,145 S.W.2d 127,129. See also false pretenses …

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  • 38obtain — v. 1 tr. acquire, secure; have granted to one. 2 intr. be prevalent or established or in vogue. Derivatives: obtainable adj. obtainability n. obtainer n. obtainment n. obtention n. Etymology: ME f. OF obtenir f. L obtinere obtent keep (as OB ,… …

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  • 39obtain a return — index profit, realize (obtain as a profit) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 40obtain a mortgage — index borrow Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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