Associations to the word «Obtain»


OBTAIN, verb. (transitive) To get hold of; to gain possession of, to procure; to acquire, in any way. [from 15th c.]
OBTAIN, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To secure (that) a specific objective or state of affairs be reached. [15th–19th c.]
OBTAIN, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To prevail, be victorious; to succeed. [15th–19th c.]
OBTAIN, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To hold; to keep, possess or occupy. [15th–18th c.]
OBTAIN, verb. (intransitive) To exist or be the case; to hold true, be in force. [from 17th c.]

Dictionary definition

OBTAIN, verb. Come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?".
OBTAIN, 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".
OBTAIN, verb. Be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds".

Wise words

The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences.
Saint Augustine