[uh b-teyn] /əbˈteɪn/
verb (used with object)
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.
Obsolete. to attain or reach.
verb (used without object)
to be prevalent, customary, or in vogue; prevail:
the morals that obtained in Rome.
Archaic. to succeed.
(transitive) to gain possession of; acquire; get
(intransitive) to be customary, valid, or accepted: a new law obtains in this case
(transitive) (archaic) to arrive at
(intransitive) (archaic) to win a victory; succeed
early 15c., from Middle French obtenir “acquire, obtain” (14c.), from Latin obtinere “hold, hold fast, take hold of, get possession of, acquire,” from ob “to” (though perhaps intensive in this case; see ob-) + tenere “to hold” (see tenet). Related: Obtained; obtaining.
[ob-tekt] /ɒbˈtɛkt/ adjective 1. (of a pupa) having the antennae, legs, and wings glued to the surface of the body. /ɒbˈtɛkt/ adjective 1. (of a pupa) encased in a hardened secretion so that the wings, legs, etc, are held immovably to the body, as in butterflies Also obtected
/ɒbˈtɛmpə/ verb 1. (Scots law) to comply (with)
[ob-test] /ɒbˈtɛst/ verb (used with object) 1. to invoke as witness. 2. to supplicate earnestly; beseech. verb (used without object) 3. to protest. 4. to make supplication; beseech. /ɒbˈtɛst/ verb (rare) 1. (transitive; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to beg (someone) earnestly 2. when tr, takes a clause as object; when […]
[uh b-trood] /əbˈtrud/ verb (used with object), obtruded, obtruding. 1. to thrust (something) forward or upon a person, especially without warrant or invitation: to obtrude one’s opinions upon others. 2. to thrust forth; push out. verb (used without object), obtruded, obtruding. 3. to thrust forward, especially unduly; intrude. /əbˈtruːd/ verb 1. to push (oneself, one’s […]