Definitions for

Overview of verb obtain

The verb obtain has 3 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (116) obtain

(come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?")

2. (17) receive, get, find, obtain, incur

(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")

3. (1) prevail, hold, obtain

(be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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