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Verb obtain has 3 senses
- obtain - come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?"
--1 is one way to get, acquire
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something from somebody
- 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
- prevail, hold, obtain - be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds"
--3 is one way to exist, be