To gain with effort; SYN. accomplish, attain, reach.
1. Come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
2. Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
3. Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
4. Locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
5. Win something through one's efforts
6. Gain knowledge or skills
7. Gain through experience
8. To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own
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1. To achieve or accomplish, that is, to reach by efforts; to gain; to compass.
2. To gain or obtain possession of; to acquire.
3. To get at the knowledge of; to ascertain.
4. To reach or come to, by progression or motion; to arrive at.
5. To reach in excellence or degree; to equal. SYN. To Attain, Obtain, Procure.
6. To overtake.
7. Reach, achieve (a desired goal).
To leave in a certain condition.
To obtain, especially accidentally.
To overcome by conquest
1. To gain or acquire by force of arms; subjugate
2. To overcome by force of arms; vanquish
3. To gain mastery over or win by overcoming obstacles or opposition
4. To overcome by mental or moral power; surmount
5. To be victorious
1. To acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions; SYN. garner.
2. To come to be duly worthy of or entitled or suited to.
3. To make worthy of or obtain for.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: got; or p.p.: gotten).
1. To acquire as a result of some effort or action.
2. To cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition; SYN. let, have.
3. To come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; SYN. acquire.
4. To communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone.
5. To evoke an emotional response.
6. To irritate.
7. To overcome or destroy.
8. To purchase.
9. To reach and board.
10. To reach by calculation.
11. To reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; SYN. catch.
12. To receive as a retribution or punishment; SYN. receive.
13. To succeed in catching or seizing, esp. after a chase; SYN. catch, capture.
To earn by service or performance; to have a right to claim as reward; to deserve.
To come into possession of
To move into (a station) of trains; SYN. get in, move in, draw in.
(Alternate spelling: realise).
1. To convert into cash; of goods and property.
2. To make real or concrete; give reality to; SYN. actualize.
ETYM Pref. re- + gain: cf. French regagner.
To gain anew; to get again; to recover, as what has escaped or been lost; to reach again. SYN. To recover; reobtain; repossess; retrieve.
1. To bring back something which was lost or which had been thrown away.
2. To recover.
3. To be capable of retrieving; said of dogs.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: took, taken).
1. To get into one's hands, take physically; SYN. get hold of.
2. To bring into one's possession.
3. To take by force.
4. To obtain by winning.
5. To make use of or accept for some purpose; SYN. accept.
6. To carry out.
7. To buy, select.
8. To experience or feel; submit to.
9. To be seized in a specified way.
10. To ascertain or determine by measuring, computing, etc.; take a reading from a dial.
11. To travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route.
12. To get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort.
13. To interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; SYN. have.
1. To adopt, as of ideas; SYN. latch on, fasten on, hook on, seize on.
2. To pursue or resume
3. To take up time or space
4. To turn one's interest to; SYN. turn to.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: won).
1. To be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious.
2. To win something through one's efforts; SYN. gain.