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garner

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verb gar·ner \ˈgär-nər\

Simple Definition of garner

  • : to collect or gather (something)

  • : to get or receive (something wanted or valued)

Full Definition of garner

gar·neredgar·ner·ing play \ˈgärn-riŋ, ˈgär-nə-\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to gather into storage b :  to deposit as if in a granary <volumes in which he has garnered the fruits of his lifetime labors — Reinhold Niebuhr>

  3. 2 a :  to acquire by effort :  earn b :  accumulate, collect

Examples of garner

  1. She garnered more evidence to support her theory.

  2. The senator has spent much time garnering financial support for his upcoming campaign.

  3. The novel has garnered much praise and several awards.



Origin of garner

Middle English (Scots), from Middle English gerner, garner granary, from Anglo-French gerner, grenier, from Latin granarium, from granum grain — more at corn


First Known Use: 14th century

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Rhymes with garner


Garner

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biographical name Gar·ner \ˈgär-nər\

Definition of Garner

  1. John Nance 1868–1967 Am. polit.; vice pres. of the United States (1933–41)




GARNER Defined for Kids

garner

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verb gar·ner \ˈgär-nər\

Definition of garner

gar·neredgar·ner·ing

  1. 1 :  to collect or gather <The scientist garnered more evidence to support his theory.>

  2. 2 :  to acquire or earn <The band garnered a large following.>





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