Synonyms for (verb) obtain

Synonyms: incur, get, obtain, receive, find

Definition: receive a specified treatment (abstract)

Usage: 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

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: obtain

Definition: come into possession of

Usage: How did you obtain the visa?

Similar words: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work


Synonyms: hold, prevail, obtain

Definition: be valid, applicable, or true

Usage: This theory still holds

Similar words: be, exist

Definition: have an existence, be extant

Usage: Is there a God?