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Synonyms for obtain
əbˈteɪnob·tain

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obtainverb

    come into possession of

    "How did you obtain the visa?"

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

  2. receive, get, find, obtain, incurverb

    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, obtainverb

    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

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Editors Contribution

  1. gettethverb

    to get something from a person, place, or thing means to take possession of something.

    obtain and or receive

    Submitted by anonymous on August 10, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obtainverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obtainverb

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

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How to use obtain in a sentence?

  1. Diane Derzis:

    I will tell you that any patient who contacts us, we'll see them. We'll make sure we see them during that 10 days, a woman should not have to leave the state to obtain medical care.

  2. Selman:

    I asked an experienced elder who had profited by his knowledge of the world, ?What course should I pursue to obtain prosperity?? He replied, ?Contentment?if you are able, practise contentment.?

  3. Andrew Mlambo:

    Zimbabwe is weighed down by over 70 percent joblessness. Students who obtain science and technical qualifications have better chances in a shrinking job market.

  4. James Goodwin:

    A federal judge may well decide that the public didn't have an adequate chance to participate, this legal deficiency could thus convince a judge to send the rule back to the agency to obtain better public feedback.

  5. L.F. Magister:

    Love cannot obtain when you receive it. Is obtained when you give.


Translations for obtain

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  • حصلArabic
  • získatCzech
  • bestehen, erlangenGerman
  • obtenerSpanish
  • olla olemassa, olla, pitää hallussaan, hankkiaFinnish
  • obtenir, avoir, réussir, s'établir, se procurer, avoir succèsFrench
  • प्राप्तHindi
  • megkap, kap, hozzájutHungarian
  • ottenere, stabilirsi, riuscire, avereItalian
  • לְהַשִׂיגHebrew
  • 獲得, 持っている, 手に入れる, 成し遂げる, 持つ, 取得Japanese
  • 이루다, 얻다, 굳히다, 갖다Korean
  • ده‌سکه‌وتن, په‌یداکردنKurdish
  • consequor, succedo, assequor, teneo, impetro, obtineoLatin
  • dabūt, būt, iegūtLatvian
  • verkrijgenDutch
  • nabyć, dostawać, dostać, otrzymać, otrzymywać, uzyskać, nabywać, uzyskiwaćPolish
  • obterPortuguese
  • reuși, avea succes, avea, obține, a se stabiliRomanian
  • доставать, добыть, получить, добывать, получать, достатьRussian
  • erhållaSwedish
  • பெறTamil
  • సమకూర్చుకొనుTelugu
  • ได้รับThai
  • elde etmekTurkish
  • حاصل کریںUrdu

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