come into possession of
"How did you obtain the visa?"
receive, get, find, obtain, incur(verb)
receive a specified treatment (abstract)
"These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
pick up, make, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, find oneself, become, sustain, receive, retrieve, scram, prevail, amaze, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, hold, go, rule, fix, stick, pay back, regain, happen, suffer, feel, beat, set about, get down, get under one's skin, incur, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, stupefy, start, welcome, arrest, meet, witness, bring, bewilder, see, mother, chance, take, buzz off, catch, let, come up, beget, puzzle, flummox, invite, ascertain, get, generate, capture, find, baffle, produce, get hold, start out, pose, vex, aim, induce, find out, perplex, recover, bump, notice, gravel, begin, fetch, father, determine, commence, discover, encounter, arrive, set out, convey, acquire, come, line up, pay off, detect, bugger off, cause, take in, observe, nonplus
prevail, hold, obtain(verb)
be valid, applicable, or true
"This theory still holds"
accommodate, book, retain, get, moderate, view as, support, take hold, hold back, harbour, defend, triumph, bind, run, deem, reign, hold up, endure, dominate, predominate, take, have, concord, rule, check, make, take for, go for, receive, throw, defy, control, harbor, keep, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, hold, die hard, incur, confine, find, have got, arrest, restrain, apply, withstand, persist, agree, hold in, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, declare, bear
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A person may obtain a situation by the intercession of friends, he procures a dinner by paying for it. Attain is a lofty word, pointing to some high or desirable result; a man attains the mountain summit, he attains honor or learning as the result of strenuous and earnest labor. Even that usage of attain which has been thought to refer to mere progress of time carries the thought of a result desired; as, to attain to old age; the man desires to live to a good old age; we should not speak of his attaining his dotage. One may attain an object that will prove not worth his labor, but what he achieves is in itself great and splendid; as, the Greeks at Marathon achieved a glorious victory. Compare DO; GET; REACH.
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How to use obtain in a sentence?
Two days ago, Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran's leader, declared that his intention is to destroy the State of Israel. Yesterday, he said how he would do this, by unlimited enrichment in order to produce an arsenal of nuclear bombs, we are not surprised, we will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons.
It looks difficult for the company to survive on its own (even after an aid package), in the end, Sharp may have to obtain support from some company.
The individual involved in this case was indicted in 2011 in federal district court, the United States has consistently used the extradition process to obtain indicted fugitives who are overseas, so that they can stand trial in our federal courts.
The Framers did not envision the use of the presidential pardon power to encourage criminal acts at the President's direction, as the Committee continues its investigation into whether to recommend articles of impeachment, it is imperative that we are able to obtain information about ongoing presidential misconduct and abuses of power.
In the case of Iraq, when we had troops on the ground, we were able to get intelligence on bad actors, now we rely on the Iraqi government to not only obtain the intelligence, but also to relay it to us.
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- erlangen, bestehenGerman
- hankkia, olla, olla olemassa, pitää hallussaanFinnish
- obtenir, s'établir, se procurer, avoir, réussir, avoir succèsFrench
- kap, megkap, hozzájutHungarian
- avere, ottenere, riuscire, stabilirsiItalian
- 持つ, 取得, 獲得, 持っている, 手に入れる, 成し遂げるJapanese
- 갖다, 얻다, 이루다, 굳히다Korean
- پهیداکردن, دهسکهوتنKurdish
- teneo, assequor, succedo, consequor, impetro, obtineoLatin
- iegūt, būt, dabūtLatvian
- dostać, nabyć, dostawać, otrzymać, uzyskać, uzyskiwać, nabywać, otrzymywaćPolish
- reuși, avea succes, a se stabili, obține, aveaRomanian
- достать, получать, доставать, добывать, получить, добытьRussian
- حاصل کریںUrdu
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