obtain obtain  /əb ˈteɪn/


  1. (v) come into possession of
  2. (v) receive a specified treatment (abstract)
  3. (v) be valid, applicable, or true


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  1. It couldn't be easier to obtain permission to republish PTI content in books, newsletters, or other publications for editorial and commercial uses.
  2. Indeed, using investigators is not illegal if the information they obtain is used in the public interest.
  3. We have been able to obtain the codification of the law of the sea; we have been able to extend the life of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty.


  1. Hermes to sue LVMH over equity swaps to build stake

    PARIS (Reuters) - Hermes on Wednesday has launched a fresh round of legal proceedings against arch-rival LVMH to obtain the cancellation of equity swaps LVMH used to stealthily amass its stake in the French ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

  2. U.S. Aluminum Fee Rises to Record, Harbor Intelligence Says

    The fee buyers pay to obtain aluminum in the U.S. climbed to a record amid longer waits for warehouse supplies and reduced availability of scrap metal, Harbor Intelligence said.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Microsoft Lands $412.2 Million Defense IT Contract

    DoD will obtain access to Microsoft's source code as part of the contract.        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool


  1. "I recognize how difficult it was to grasp the extent and complexity of the problem, to obtain reliable information and to make the right decisions in the light of conflicting expert advice," Benedict wrote. "Nevertheless, it must be admitted...
    on Mar 19, 2010 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "We believe we can abide by a rule that says we don't torture, but we can effectively obtain the intelligence we need," Obama said.
    on Jan 22, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Indian Express

  3. "We need to convince other (countries) to assume the same level of obligation as assumed by the Russian Federation and the United States," Putin said. "If we are unable to obtain such a goal ...... it will be difficult for us to keep within...
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: Forbes

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