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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. obtain: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. obtain: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. obtain: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. obtain: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. obtain: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. obtain: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
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  8. obtain: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. obtain: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. obtain: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. obtain: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. obtain: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Obtain, obtain: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. obtain: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. obtain: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. obtain: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Obtain: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. obtain: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. obtain: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. obtain: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. obtain: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. obtain: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. obtain: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  24. obtain: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  25. obtain: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. obtain: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  27. obtain: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. obtain: Legal dictionary [home, info]
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Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
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Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
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Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
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Quick definitions from WordNet (obtain)

verb:  come into possession of ("How did you obtain the visa?")
verb:  be valid, applicable, or true
verb:  receive a specified treatment (abstract)

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Phrases that include obtain:   demand and obtain payment, desire to obtain, false information to obtain credit, obtain a victory, obtain by a fractional process, more...

Words similar to obtain:   get, find, hold, incur, obtainability, obtainable, obtained, obtainer, obtaining, obtainment, prevail, receive, gain, succeed, more...

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