Definition of garner
garneringplay \ˈgärn-riŋ, ˈgär-nə-\
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Examples of garner in a Sentence
She garnered more evidence to support her theory.
The senator has spent much time garnering financial support for his upcoming campaign.
The novel has garnered much praise and several awards.
Recent Examples of garner from the Web
A week after publishing the report, The Changing Markets Foundation launched a petition aimed at putting a stop to this, and it's now garnered over 129,000 signatures.
In his lone year with the Bulls, Rondo moved in and out of the rotation under coach Fred Hoiberg, sometimes garnering significant playing time and an integral role in the offense, and other times he was relegated to the bench.
Biopharmaceutical developer Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. named a company outsider as its new chief executive, tapping Douglas Ingram to lead the firm which last year garnered government approval for its key Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment.
Neither Turkishness nor Kemalism garnered unanimous acceptance as a legitimate system of belief.
The episode garnered some criticism on social media after it was posted, but Whitcomb declined to comment Friday about the video or why it was removed.
The internet is so shook over this eye shadow look that her photo has been retweeted over 84,000 times and has garnered over 237,000 likes.
The Washington tree, which hibernates over the winter, has garnered more than 80,000 messages over the past decade.
Former Chargers executive Jim Steeg has said the team should have taken the naming rights to the stadium and resold them, estimating that Team Spanos could have garnered up to $6 million annually on the 20-year deal.
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Did You Know?
What do you call a building in which grain is stored? These days, English speakers are most likely to call it a granary, but there was a time when the noun garner was also a likely candidate. That noun, which can also mean "something that is collected," dates from the 12th century. The verb garner joined the language two centuries later. The verb was once commonly used with the meaning "to gather into a granary," but today it usually means "to earn" or "to accumulate." The noun garner is uncommon in contemporary use; it is now found mainly in older literary contexts, such as these lines of verse from Sir Walter Scott's "The Bride of Lammermoor": "Or, from the garner-door, on ether borne, / The chaff flies devious from the winnow'd corn."
Definition of Garner
John Nance 1868–1967 American politician; vice president of the U.S. (1933–41)
GARNER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of garner for English Language Learners
: to collect or gather (something)
: to get or receive (something wanted or valued)
GARNER Defined for Kids
Definition of garner for Students
1 : to collect or gather The scientist garnered more evidence to support his theory.
2 : to acquire or earn The band garnered a large following.
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