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obtain

verb

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to receive as return for effort
  • after years of proving herself, she obtained recognition as a serious journalist

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The first known use of obtain was in the 15th century

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“Obtain.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/obtain. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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