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Meaning of obtain

ob•tain

Pronunciation: (ub-tān'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to come into possession of; get, acquire, or procure, as through an effort or by a request: to obtain permission; to obtain a better income.
  2. to attain or reach.
—v.i.
  1. to be prevalent, customary, or in vogue; prevail: the morals that obtained in Rome.
  2. to succeed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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