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adjective as in realizing

noun as in attainment

noun as in buying

noun as in purchasing

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In some cases, bachelor’s degree-holders are obtaining supplementary skills — computer science majors adding certificates in cloud technology, for example.

Under British law at the time, they had to obtain a divorce because same-sex couples were not permitted to marry.

The email, obtained this month through a Public Information Act request, said required steps were given in a different order.

However, these results were obtained with a health care provider conducting the test, so the accuracy will likely go down when used at home.

In early June, the Daily News and ProPublica obtained a copy of an anonymous whistleblower letter describing Clarkson’s interactions with the state employee.

Thus, more time is spent organization and obtaining ones free of failings.

They prevailed last August, obtaining—follow me here—an injunction prohibiting the enforcement of those provisions.

Obtaining this understanding and posterity is easy, according to the website.

In turn, Holtsman assisted Spitz in obtaining a vehicle and supplies.

In 2013, the state saw a 75 percent decline in the number of patients obtaining painkillers from multiple subscribers.

Greenlaw (Charles P.), his efforts in obtaining steam for India, 560.

Add to this, if you please, the great difficulty of obtaining from them even the words that they have.

In the good old days of yore there was little trouble in obtaining admission to the Civil Service.

Dance-giving mammas were anxious to secure the success of their entertainments by obtaining the presence of "lovely Mrs. Haggard."

Of course, the usual international operations for obtaining gold were denied to Germany.


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On this page you'll find 328 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to obtaining, such as: assertive, commanding, effective, leading, main, and powerful.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.