Antonyms for obtained

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uhb-teyn
Phonetic Transcription : əbˈteɪn

Definition of obtained

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Middle French obtenir "acquire, obtain" (14c.), from Latin obtinere "hold, hold fast, take hold of, get possession of, acquire," from ob "to" (though perhaps intensive in this case; see ob-) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Related: Obtained; obtaining.
  • verb get, acquire
Example sentences :
  • He has obtained from his son a solemn promise never to speak to me of marriage.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • There obtained just sufficient water for ourselves and the horses.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • The main question is as to the source from which an increase of life is to be obtained.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • From this piece are obtained the most desirable chops and roasts.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • The cathode is preferably formed of the same metal which is to be obtained.
  • Extract from : « Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884 » by Various
  • What concern was it of mine how my photographs had been obtained?
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Have you any idea of how old I was, and what I knew, before I obtained one?
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • A guess may be hazarded that he obtained them through his old friend Telemann at Hamburg.
  • Extract from : « Handel » by Edward J. Dent
  • It was only later on that Winnie obtained from him a misty and confused confession.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • Afterwards he obtained a post in the laboratory of a manufactory of dyes.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad

Synonyms for obtained

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