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Synonyms for obtain
əbˈteɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obtain(verb)

    come into possession of

    "How did you obtain the visa?"

    Synonyms:
    incur, find, receive, prevail, get, hold

  2. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. prevail, hold, obtain(verb)

    be valid, applicable, or true

    "This theory still holds"

    Synonyms:
    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

  1. obtain

    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.

    Synonyms:
    accomplish, achieve, acquire, arrive at, attain, compass, earn, gain, get, grasp, master, procure, reach, secure, win

    Antonyms:
    abandon, fail, forfeit, give up, let go, lose, miss

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obtain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    procure, get, acquire, achieve, gain, win, earn, secure, get possession of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obtain(v)

    Synonyms:
    gain, get, procure, acquire, win, attain, secure

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How to use obtain in a sentence?

  1. Paul Northcott:

    Paul Northcott said. Grants for early investigators like Paul Northcott may also help them obtain bigger funding opportunities through the National Institutes of Health( National Institutes of Health). We're able to recruit, we're able to conduct studies that we wouldn't have been able to otherwise. This then helps us build the necessary foundation to go after National Institutes of Health funding and getting that first RO1 through the NCI( National Cancer Institute), Paul Northcott said. One of the toughest hurdles for young investigators is securing their first R01, the gold standard of grants that give scientists enough money and time to complete a project and publish results within four or five years. The budget for R01’s is unlimited. According to the director of the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Norman Sharpless, the NCI is directing their extramural funders to set aside additional funding to increase the total number of first R01's given to early-stage investigators by at least 25 percent in 2018. By training more diverse groups of scientists, organizations like the National Cancer Institute hope to spur new commitments to basic science that can drive novel approaches and technologies to cancer treatment. Paul Northcott says supporting the next generation of cancer scientists is crucial to ensuring a talented and creative research workforce for the decades ahead. Oftentimes it’s difficult to see how studying a single gene or a pathway or a biochemical mechanism might have a broader impact, but I would encourage anyone involved and anyone starting out in this type of field to think about what is the goal of Cancer Research -LRB- AACR -RRB- ? How can this research change health care, or, in this case, cancer research ?

  2. Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus:

    Whether it’s the weak Obama-Clinton nuclear deal that paves the way for Iran to obtain an atomic bomb or Martin O’Malley’s absurd claim that climate change is responsible for ISIS, it’s abundantly clear no one in the Democratic Party has the foreign policy vision to keep America safe.

  3. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859:

    The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental or spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest.

  4. Jeffrey Movit:

    This motion has become necessary because Dr. Luke’s counsel has not been able to obtain, despite repeated request, a deposition date from Lady Gaga.

  5. Joe Bob Briggs:

    SURE-FIRE SINGLES AD: Famous Writer needs woman to organize his life and spend his money. Loves to turn off Sunday football and go to the Botanical Gardens with that special someone. Will obtain plastic surgery if necessary.


Translations for obtain

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  • حصلArabic
  • získatCzech
  • erlangen, bestehenGerman
  • obtenerSpanish
  • hankkia, olla, olla olemassa, pitää hallussaanFinnish
  • obtenir, s'établir, se procurer, avoir, réussir, avoir succèsFrench
  • प्राप्तHindi
  • 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
  • verkrijgenDutch
  • dostać, nabyć, dostawać, otrzymać, uzyskać, uzyskiwać, nabywać, otrzymywaćPolish
  • obterPortuguese
  • reuși, avea succes, a se stabili, obține, aveaRomanian
  • достать, получать, доставать, добывать, получить, добытьRussian
  • erhållaSwedish
  • సమకూర్చుకొనుTelugu
  • ได้รับThai
  • حاصل کریںUrdu

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