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obtain

ob·tain

obtain

 
pronunciation:
b teIn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: obtained, obtaining, obtains
definition: to gain possession of; acquire.
He obtained his college degree in just three years.The police asked him where he had obtained the stolen property.
 
synonyms:
acquire, gain, get, pick up, procure, secure
similar words:
accession, achieve, annex, attain, buy, earn, garner, grab, purchase, reap, receive, take, win
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be customary; prevail.
The traditional values of the founders of this community still obtain here.
synonyms:
endure, prevail, reign, remain, rule
similar words:
apply, be, exist, linger, persist, stand, survive
derivation: obtainable (adj.)