• (intransitive) To exist or be the case; to hold true, be in force. [from 17th c.]
  • (transitive) To get hold of; to gain possession of, to procure; to acquire, in any way. [from 15th c.]
  • (transitive, obsolete) To hold; to keep, possess or occupy. [15th–18th c.]
  • (intransitive, obsolete) To prevail, be victorious; to succeed. [15th–19th c.]
  • (intransitive, obsolete) To secure (that) a specific objective or state of affairs be reached. [15th–19th c.]

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