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obtain

 
Verb obtain has 3 senses
  1. obtain - come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?"
    --1 is one way to
    get, acquire
    Derived forms: noun obtention1, noun obtainment1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something from somebody
  2. 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"
    --2 is one way to change
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. prevail, hold, obtain - be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds"
    --3 is one way to exist, be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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