verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of obtain
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Example sentences from the Web for obtain
The Post had obtained records of Secret Service rentals at Bedminster previously.Trump’s businesses charged Secret Service more than $1.1 million, including for rooms in club shuttered for pandemic|David Fahrenthold, Josh Dawsey|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
“As outlined in our Code of Conduct, employees are required to disclose and obtain approvals for outside business activities,” Citigroup said in a statement, declining to comment on Gelinas’s status.Citigroup puts employee who ran QAnon website on paid leave|kdunn6|September 17, 2020|Fortune
“NBC 7 Investigates has since obtained a copy of the verified report and has confirmed that the forged footnote, as well as three other footnotes, do not appear in the original,” they wrote.
California and Oregon have now obtained federal disaster declarations to get help from federal agencies to fight the wildfires.“Unprecedented”: What’s behind the California, Oregon, and Washington wildfires|Umair Irfan|September 11, 2020|Vox
Ukraine would agree to take shipments of gas from Louisiana for the next 20 years, according to a copy obtained by our reporting team.
They obtained a gag order against the defendant and his lawyers restricting what they could say about the case for several months.Sentencing Looms for Barrett Brown, Advocate for “Anonymous”|Kevin M. Gallagher|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Edwin Morris Kocurek is a hard-working and loyal employee,” said his first evaluation, obtained through an open-records request.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I eventually left the West Bank for Jordan with a visa I obtained from the French embassy.
A transcript and an audio recording of his remarks were obtained by The Daily Beast.Pro-Palestinian Group Lectured On Skirting Terror Laws|Shane Harris|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That could change, however, if ISIS obtained the knowledge to build hard-to-detect bombs.
A flightless, juvenal female was obtained by local boys at Pisté on July 21.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
He signalized himself by a great victory which he obtained on the banks of the Neva, over the northern powers.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Results are easily and quickly obtained, and are probably accurate enough for all clinical purposes.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
By the last-mentioned staircase access is obtained by the general public to the Council Chamber.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
In the course of time, absolution for the sacrilege was obtained from the Pope; but my father could never obtain it from himself.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter