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This vocabulary list is adapted from The Century Vocabulary Builder.
Get, the general term, may be used for whatever you come to have, by whatever means to possess, experience, or realize.
To acquire is to get into more or less permanent possession, either by some gradual process or by your determined efforts.
To obtain is to get something desired by means of deliberate effort or request.
To procure is to get by definitely planned effort something that, in most instances, is of a temporary nature or the possession of which is temporary.
To attain is to get through striving that which you have set as a goal or end of your desire or ambition.
To gain is to get that which is advantageous.
To win is to get as the result of successful competition or the overcoming of opposition.
To earn is to get as a deserved reward for your efforts or exertions.
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