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
Later in the week, Trump plans to travel to Ohio to garner support for his plan -- a key campaign promise -- to channel $1 trillion into the nation’s roads, bridges, inland waterways and other public facilities.
Last year, a similar proposal garnered only about 38 percent of the vote, illustrating how quickly concern about climate change is taking hold in the investment community in a short period of time, even as Trump was elected president.
The salon saw a spike in business after the name change and garnered national media attention, including from conservative talk-show host Sean Hannity and NPR.
The institute then took part in many fundraisers and garnered support from Albuquerque businesses to eventually land a new home near the University of New Mexico on historic Route 66.
After 11 seasons as an NFL safety, including two that garnered Pro Bowl invitations and two that ended in the Super Bowl, Harper is a free agent.
The announcement garnered some initial criticism on Twitter and Facebook.
Serious art collectors have garnered the scrutiny of lawmakers in recent years.
Trump nominated Acosta, the only Hispanic in the cabinet, after fast-food executive Andrew Puzder couldn’t garner enough support in the Senate and dropped out of the running.
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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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