Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 OBTAIN[transitive] NP2
"How do you obtain a visa?"
"I recently obtained a job."
"The movie obtained excellent reviews."
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2
Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 OBTAIN[intransitive]
"Even after a decade of debate, the theory still obtains."
"The old definition of the family as the "fundamental cell of society" no longer obtains."
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3