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Verb: obtain  ub'teyn
  1. Come into possession of
    "How did you obtain the visa?"
     
  2. Be subject to a specified treatment or analysis
    "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or obtain an interpretation";
    - receive, get, find, incur
     
  3. Be valid, applicable, or true
    - prevail, hold

Derived forms: obtained, obtains, obtaining

Type of: acquire, be, change, exist, get