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obtain
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 6
Part of Speech: verb
1. To gain or have a firm footing; to become recognized or established; to become or be prevalent or general; as, the custom obtains of going to the seashore in summer.
2. 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.
3. To prevail; to succeed.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To hold; to keep; to possess.
2. To get hold of by effort; to gain possession of; to procure; to acquire, in any way.
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