(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. secure, obtain, procure, acquire; win, earn, attain; understand, comprehend; produce, beget. See acquisition, production, reproduction.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To obtain]
Syn. gain, procure, acquire; see obtain 1 .
2. [To become]
Syn. grow, develop into, go; see become 1 .
3. [To receive]
Syn. be given, take, accept; see receive 1 .
4. [To induce]
Syn. persuade, talk into, compel; see urge 2 .
5. [To catch]
Syn. capture, take, occupy; see seize 2 .
6. [*To hit]
Syn. sock, strike, touch; see hit 1 .
7. [*To overcome]
Syn. beat, vanquish, overpower; see defeat 1 , 2 , 3 .
8. [To prepare]
Syn. make, arrange, dress; see prepare 1 .
9. [To adjust]
Syn. order, straighten, dispose; see adjust 1 , 3 .
10. [To beget; used of animals ]
Syn. produce, generate, procreate; see propagate 1 .
11. [To contract; said of bodily disorders ]
Syn. fall victim to, succumb to, get sick; see catch 4 .
12. [To remove]
Syn. carry away, take away, displace, cart off; see remove 1 .
13. [To learn]
Syn. acquire, gain, receive; see learn 1 .
14. [*To understand]
Syn. comprehend, perceive, know; see understand 1 .
15. [*To puzzle]
Syn. upset, bewilder, confound; see confuse .
16. [*To please]
Syn. gratify, satisfy, amuse; see entertain 1 .
17. [*To irritate]
Syn. annoy, provoke, vex; see bother 2 .
18. [*To excite]
Syn. arouse, stir up, stimulate; see excite 2 .
19. [*To observe]
Syn. look at, perceive, notice; see see 1 .
20. [*To arrive]
Syn. come to, reach, land; see arrive 1 .
21. [To come]
Syn. converge, advance, draw near; see approach 2 , 3 .
See Synonym Study at obtain .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. obtain acquire, attain, come by, secure, net, take, *bag, gain, receive, seize, earn, win, procure, reap, harvest, gather, achieve.
2. understand comprehend, grasp, see, follow, fathom, take in, apprehend.
3. be afflicted with catch, *come down with, contract.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To come into possession of: acquire, come by, gain, obtain, procure, secure, win. Informal: land, pick up. See GET. 2. To obtain from another source: derive, draw, take. See KIN. 3. To acquire as a result of one's behavior or effort: deserve, earn, gain, merit, win. Informal: rate1. See GET. 4. To gain possession of, especially after a struggle or chase: capture, catch, net1, secure, take. Informal: bag. Slang: nail. See GET. 5. To receive, as wages, for one's labor: earn, gain, make, win. Informal: pull down. Idioms: earn (or make) a living, earn one's keep. See GIVE, MONEY. 6. To succeed in communicating with: contact, reach. Idioms: catch up with, get hold of, get in touch with, get through to, get to. See REACH. 7. To become affected with a disease: catch, contract, develop, sicken, take. Idiom: come down with. See GET. 8. To perceive and recognize the meaning of: accept, apprehend, catch (on), compass, comprehend, conceive, fathom, follow, grasp, make out, read, see, sense, take, take in, understand. Informal: savvy. Slang: dig. Chiefly British: twig. Scots: ken. Idioms: get (or have) a handle on, get the picture. See UNDERSTAND. 9. To gain knowledge or mastery of by study: learn, master. Informal: pick up. See TEACH. 10. To be the biological father of: beget, breed, father, procreate, sire. See KIN. 11. To cause to be in a certain state or to undergo a particular experience or action: have, make. See CAUSE. 12. Informal. To leave hastily: bolt, get out, run. Informal: clear out, hotfoot, skedaddle. Slang: hightail, scram, vamoose. Idioms: beat it, hightail it, hotfoot it, make tracks. See APPROACH. 13. To succeed in causing (a person) to act in a certain way: argue into, bring, bring around (or round), convince, induce, persuade, prevail on (or upon), sell (on), talk into. See PERSUASION. 14. To obtain possession or control of: capture, gain, take, win. Slang: cop. See GET. 15. To evoke a usually strong mental or emotional response from. Also used with to: affect1, impress, move, strike, touch. See TOUCH. 16. To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations: aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, chafe, disturb, exasperate, fret, gall2, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, provoke, put out, rile, ruffle, vex. Idioms: get in one's hair, get on one's nerves, get under one's skin. See FEELINGS, PAIN. 17. To come to be: become, come, grow, turn (out), wax. See CHANGE. II noun A group consisting of those descended directly from the same parents or ancestors: brood, issue, offspring, posterity, progeny, seed. See KIN.

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