obtain definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To succeed in getting control of because of planning or undertaking; grab.
    • to put on; to keep; to own.
    • getting your hands on by work; to get ownership of; to procure; to get, at all.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To be established, accepted, or customary: "standards, proprieties that no longer obtain” ( Meg Greenfield).
    • Archaic to ensure success.
    • To gain or have a company footing; to be recognized or founded; to become predominant or basic; to prevail.
    • To prevail; to achieve success.
  • others:
    • To get; procure; secure; acquire; gain: since, to get four weeks's leave of lack; to get riches.
    • to achieve; reach; reach.
    • to achieve or reach by endeavor; succeed in (reaching, obtaining, or doing something); control.
    • ergo to reach; win.
    • to put on; keep; maintain control of.
    • Synonyms Attain, Get, Procure. See attain.
    • To secure just what one needs or strives for; prevail; succeed.
    • becoming common or customary; prevail or perhaps established in rehearse; take vogue; hold great; subsist; prevail: since, the customized however obtains in a few country areas.
    • to reach; come.
  • verb:
    • receive a specified therapy (abstract)
    • be valid, appropriate, or true
    • enter into control of

Related Sources

  • Definition for "obtain"
    • To succeed in getting control of because of…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "obtain"
  • Quotes for "obtain"
  • Phrases for "obtain"
  • Same Context for "obtain"
  • Urban Dictionary for "obtain"
    • A word Andrew MacPherson will not…
    • View More
248 votes

How would you define obtain?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!