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Obtain meaning

obtain - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. To gain or have a firm footing; to become recognized or established; to become or be prevalent or general; as, the custom obtains of going to the seashore in summer.
  2. 2. To hold; to keep; to possess.
  3. 3. To get hold of by effort; to gain possession of; to procure; to acquire, in any way.
  4. 4. To become held; to gain or have a firm footing; to be recognized or established; to subsist; to become prevalent or general; to prevail; as, the custom obtains of going to the seashore in summer.
  5. 5. To prevail; to succeed.
  6. 6. To be established or prevalent.
  7. 7. To gain; get.

obtain - examples of usage

  1. Have you ever endeavoured or wished to break through it and to obtain your liberty? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. If there's justice in the country, I'll obtain it for you. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  3. I could obtain the assistance of others, but I trust you only." - "The Secrets of Potsdam", William Le Queux.
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