verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of obtain
synonym study for obtain
OTHER WORDS FROM obtain
Example sentences from the Web for obtain
In some cases, bachelor’s degree-holders are obtaining supplementary skills — computer science majors adding certificates in cloud technology, for example.More people with bachelor’s degrees go back to school to learn skilled trades|Jon Marcus|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Under British law at the time, they had to obtain a divorce because same-sex couples were not permitted to marry.Jan Morris, artful travel writer who broke many boundaries, dies at 94|Matt Schudel|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The email, obtained this month through a Public Information Act request, said required steps were given in a different order.Hogan’s first batch of coronavirus tests from South Korea were flawed, never used|Steve Thompson|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
However, these results were obtained with a health care provider conducting the test, so the accuracy will likely go down when used at home.The FDA just okayed a rapid at-home COVID test—but it won’t work for everyone|Tara Santora|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
In early June, the Daily News and ProPublica obtained a copy of an anonymous whistleblower letter describing Clarkson’s interactions with the state employee.Junior Staffer Says Top Alaska Official Told Her to Keep Allegations of Misconduct Secret|by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News|November 18, 2020|ProPublica
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
Obtaining this understanding and posterity is easy, according to the website.
In turn, Holtsman assisted Spitz in obtaining a vehicle and supplies.
In 2013, the state saw a 75 percent decline in the number of patients obtaining painkillers from multiple subscribers.Painkiller Overdoses Kill More Than One American Every Hour|Abby Haglage|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Greenlaw (Charles P.), his efforts in obtaining steam for India, 560.
Add to this, if you please, the great difficulty of obtaining from them even the words that they have.
In the good old days of yore there was little trouble in obtaining admission to the Civil Service.
Dance-giving mammas were anxious to secure the success of their entertainments by obtaining the presence of "lovely Mrs. Haggard."The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Of course, the usual international operations for obtaining gold were denied to Germany.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips