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The Meaning of obtain

  • (v. t.) To hold; to keep; to possess.
  • (v. t.) To get hold of by effort; to gain possession of; to procure; to acquire, in any way.
  • (v. i.) To become held; to gain or have a firm footing; to be recognized or established; to subsist; to become prevalent or general; to prevail; as, the custom obtains of going to the seashore in summer.
  • (v. i.) To prevail; to succeed.

Synonyms

incur , find , receive , prevail , get , hold , pick up , make , mystify , experience , develop , draw , have , find oneself , become , sustain , retrieve , scram , fuck off , amaze , stimulate , sire , drive , engender , go , rule , fix , stick , pay back , regain , happen , suffer , feel , beat , set about , get down , get under one's skin , contract , bring forth , grow , dumbfound , stupefy , start , welcome , arrest , meet , witness , bring , bewilder , see , mother , chance , take , buzz off , catch , let , come up , beget , puzzle , flummox , invite , ascertain , generate , capture , baffle , produce , get hold , start out , pose , vex , aim , induce , find out , perplex , recover , bump , notice , gravel , begin , fetch , father , determine , commence , discover , encounter , arrive , set out , convey , acquire , come , line up , pay off , detect , bugger off , cause , take in , observe , nonplus , accommodate , book , retain , moderate , view as , support , take hold , hold back , harbour , defend , triumph , bind , run , deem , reign , hold up , endure , dominate , predominate , concord , check , take for , go for , throw , defy , control , harbor , keep , obligate , carry , give , adjudge , entertain , nurse , oblige , curb , die hard , confine , have got , restrain , apply , withstand , persist , agree , hold in , halt , contain , concur , maintain , guard , keep back , reserve , admit , declare , bear , attain , accomplish , arrive at , gain , master , reach , achieve , compass , secure , earn , grasp , procure , win

Antonyms

abandon , fail , forfeit , give up , let go , lose , miss

Rhymes

abstain , again , airplane , alain , alayne , ane , aquitaine , arcane , arraign , ascertain , attain , bahrain , bain , bane , biplane , birdbrain , blain , blaine , bloodstain , brain , brattain , brisbane , butane , cain , caine , campaign , cane , cellophane , chain , champagne , champaign , champlain , charlemagne , cheyne , chlordane , cocaine , complain , contain , costain , crane , dane , deign , delaine , detain , disdain , dogbane , domain , drain , duane , duquesne , dwayne , elaine , entertain , ethane , explain , eyestrain , fain , fane , feign , fontaine , forebrain , gain , germaine , germane , grain , henbane , humane , hurricane , hussein , inane , inhumane , insane , jain , jane , jayne , kain , kane , kayne , lain , lane , laraine , legerdemain , lindane , lorain , loraine , lorraine , main , maine , maintain , mane , membrane , messiaen , methane , migraine , monoplane , moraine , mundane , ordain , pain , paine , pane , payne , pentane , pertain , plain , plane , polyurethane , preordain , procaine , profane , propane , rain , rayne , refrain , regain , reign , rein , remain , restrain , retain , retrain , romain , romaine , sain , sane , seatrain , skein , slain , spain , sprain , stain , stane , strain , sustain , swain , terrain , thane , train , twain , ukraine , urbane , urethane , vain , vane , vein , wain , wane , warplane , wayne , windowpane , zane , ahlen , aine , alaine , alane , allain , aven , ayn , baine , bayne , beauchaine , beauchene , biscayne , blane , blayne , cayne , chastain , constrain , crain , dayne , decrane , defrain , deschaine , devane , dewayne , domaine , draine , drane , duan , duchaine , dufrane , dushane , duwayne , elayne , fein , floodplain , fraine , frane , frayn , galane , grein , hahne , hain , hane , hayn , helane , heyne , hossain , iain , jermaine , jyishane , kahane , krain , krane , krein , lehane , maclaine , mcbane , mccain , mccane , mckain , mclain , mclean , mcwain , mustain , paign , quain , charlayne , craine , crayne , dahrain , demain , elane , frain , frayne , frein , germain , hayne , heyn , kaine , lafountain , laine , lennane , ln , mayne , mcbain , mcclain , mcclaine , mcclane , mcguane , mckane , mclane , mcquain , meyn , morain , okane , overtrain , raine , reine , ruane , sartain , serbaine , shain , shaine , shane , shayne , slaine , slane , swaine , swayne , thain , thaine , tirane , torain , trane , tremaine , tulane , uptain , urbain , veyne , vrain