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To get something or someone - thesaurus

Synonyms

get

verb

to obtain, receive, or be given something

come by

to get something, especially something that is hard to get

accept

verb

to take something that someone gives you

obtain

verb

to get something that you want or need, especially by going through a process that is difficult

gain

verb

to get or achieve something, usually as a result of a lot of effort

derive

verb

to receive or obtain something from something else

gain

verb

to get more of something, usually as a result of a gradual process

get together

to ask or make people come together in one place

bring

verb

to get something for someone and give it to them

find

verb

to get something

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accrue

verb

formal if benefits and advantages accrue to you, you receive them

acquire

verb

formal to get something, for example by buying it or being given it

avail

verb

Indian English to obtain or use something

bag

verb

informal to get something before other people take it

bludge

verb

Australianinformal to get things from other people without paying for them

buy

verb

to get something that you want or need, usually by losing something else that is important

capture

verb

to get control of something from an opponent in business or politics

chisel

verb

mainly Americaninformal to get something from someone by tricking them

cop

verb

Britishinformal to get or receive something, especially something unpleasant

earn

verb

to get something as a result of your efforts or your behaviour

exact

verb

formal to get something from someone by threatening or forcing them or using your authority

extract

verb

to get something from someone who does not want to give it to you

fall into someone’s hands

if something falls into someone’s hands, they get it, usually by chance

finesse

verb

to get something by dealing with people and situations in a skilful way

get

verb

to regularly receive a newspaper or magazine

get hold of something

to get something that you need or want

get/lay your hands on something

to manage to obtain something

grab

verb

to succeed in getting something, especially by being quick or by being the best at something

harvest

verb

literary to collect or obtain something

have

verb

to receive a letter, message, or telephone call

hit/strike pay dirt

to get or find something valuable or useful

inherit

verb

to get something from someone who lived in your house or did your job before you

land

verb

to get something that you wanted, especially a job or opportunity

mooch

verb

informal to get something from someone instead of buying it yourself

nab

verb

informal to quickly take something, or to take some advantage

net

verb

to manage to get or do something, usually by using clever methods

ponce off

to get something that you want by asking someone else for it instead of providing it or paying for it yourself

procure

verb

formal to obtain something, especially with effort or difficulty

reap

verb

to get something as a result of something that you do

receive

verb

formal to get something that someone gives or sends to you

reclaim

verb

to obtain things that people have got rid of, so that they can be used again

reunite

verb

to bring people or groups together again after they have not seen each other for a period of time, or to be brought together again after a period of time

scoop

verb

mainly journalism to earn or win something

scoop up

informal to get something, usually something good or valuable, before someone else gets it

scrounge

verb

informal to get something that you want by asking someone for it instead of by providing it or paying for it yourself

secure

verb

formal to get or achieve something important

snatch

verb

to manage to get something that you almost did not get

snatch something from someone’s grasp

to manage to prevent someone from getting something

source

verb

to get a product or basic material from somewhere

take

verb

to accept something that someone offers you

take

verb

to reach out and get something, especially with your hand

take

verb

to get something from a book or collection of things

take out

to get something officially, especially from an insurance company, bank, or law court

take possession (of)

to start to own something

tap

verb

to get a substance from a particular place or object

throw together

if a particular situation or event throws people together, it causes them to meet and get to know one another

wangle

verb

informal to get something by tricking someone or by persuading them in an indirect way

wrest

verb

mainly journalism to get land, power, or possessions from someone, usually by fighting

wring something out of/from

to get something that is very difficult to get

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