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obtain (something) for (someone or something)

To manage in gathering or gaining possession of something on behalf of someone for use with something. Did you obtain the documents for me that I requested? We'll need to obtain a search warrant for the compound.
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obtain something for someone or something

to get or receive something for someone or something. I promised I would obtain a pet for Becky. I obtained a new part for the vacuum cleaner.
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procurer] of the letters to obtain any comfort thereby ; for in that time God was despised, and the lawful authority was contemned in Scotland, in hope of the sudden return and regiment of that cruel murderer of her awin husband, of whose lords the said Earl was called one; and yet, oftener than once, he was solemnly sworn to the King and to his Regent.
To those who live in the narrow circle of human interests and human feelings, there ever exists, unheeded, almost unnoticed, before their very eyes, the most humbling proofs of their own comparative insignificance in the scale of creation, which, in the midst of their admitted mastery over the earth and all it contains, it would be well for them to consider, if they would obtain just views of what they are and what they were intended to be.
He who obtains sovereignty by the assistance of the nobles maintains himself with more difficulty than he who comes to it by the aid of the people, because the former finds himself with many around him who consider themselves his equals, and because of this he can neither rule nor manage them to his liking.
And this is the order of truth, lesser though it be, that man must know and guide his actions by with unswerving certitude that it is absolute truth and that in the universe no other order of truth can obtain.
This is the order of truth that obtains, not for the universe, but for the live things in it if they for a little space will endure ere they pass.
Those contraries which are such that the subjects in which they are naturally present, or of which they are predicated, must necessarily contain either the one or the other of them, have no intermediate, but those in the case of which no such necessity obtains, always have an intermediate.
Aramis therefore had written immediately to Marie Michon, the seamstress at Tours who had such fine acquaintances, to obtain from the queen authority for Mme.
Well, once returned from the country, half by the protection of her cousin, half through what we have personally done for her, we shall obtain from the queen what we desire.
By this excess of heat it obtains a larger distention, and inflates the balloon more.
When arranging credit enhancement, the landlord should obtain a reasonable amount of rental coverage in the letter of credit.
Obtain an understanding of each element of the internal control structure (control environment, accounting system and control procedures) sufficient to plan the audit.
1, the CPA must inform the client in writing and obtain the client's written permission for the disclosure.
1) In a study that asked women to identify factors that delayed their efforts to obtain an abortion, those who sought an abortion during the second trimester reported greater delays than first-trimester patients at each step of the process, from suspecting that they were pregnant to coming to the clinic.
These investigations can help optimize manganese and sulfur levels to obtain maximum tensile strength in gray cast iron.