verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of obtain
Examples from the Web for obtaining
Thus, more time is spent organization and obtaining ones free of failings.
They prevailed last August, obtaining—follow me here—an injunction prohibiting the enforcement of those provisions.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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In turn, Holtsman assisted Spitz in obtaining a vehicle and supplies.
They spent their last few hundred dollars on a trip up to New York City, obtaining donor commitments that kept them alive.
For these reasons England was desirous of obtaining possession of the New Netherlands.The Colonies 1492-1750|Reuben Gold Thwaites
After this no great difficulty was experienced in obtaining the royal assent to the introduction of a bill.The Political History of England - Vol XI|George Brodrick
Yes, doubt is often the needed preparation for obtaining truth.The Arena|Various
He succeeded in obtaining pecuniary aid in publishing the work, and plates were made in England.Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2|Charles Dudley Warner
The slave resolved upon revenge for her injury, and soon found the means of obtaining it.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)|John Greenleaf Whittier
British Dictionary definitions for obtaining
Word Origin for obtain
Word Origin and History for obtaining
early 15c., from Middle French obtenir "acquire, obtain" (14c.), from Latin obtinere "hold, hold fast, take hold of, get possession of, acquire," from ob "to" (though perhaps intensive in this case; see ob-) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Related: Obtained; obtaining.