Garner is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of garner, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - assemble or get together
EXAMPLES - Garner in a Sentence
- The verb "garner" joined the language two centuries later. (source)
- He said they hoped to garner national attention by winning the award. (source)
- Gerald, is he trying to kind of garner public favor with this YouTube video? (source)
- The smart ones understand they need to garner public and congressional support. (source)
- Well-established authors garner advances of hundreds of thousands, even millions! (source)
- And we've been able to garner quite a bit about their biology in those areas, I think. (source)
- Now, he must "garner" the trust of the council as they begin the painful adjustment process. (source)
- He didn't campaign seemingly anywhere and yet managed to garner enough votes for the nomination. (source)
- But she capitalized on her notoriety to garner the very best in equipment and support for the men under her command. (source)
- However, Mr. Socrates said last week in a television interview that he would quit if he fails to garner legislative support. (source)
- Said leader must also garner Pakistan's support, who would like to see a viable Afghan state utterly immune to India's influence. (source)
- And if not, let's talk about the type of person it is going to take to kind of garner or gain that respect that Giuliani has received. (source)
- By October 2008, Prudential was saying the building wouldn't be fully leased until June 2012 and would garner rent of $99 a square foot. (source)
- It ` s an attempt to bring healing, to bring closure to kind of garner the support of all the people who are there, who also needed closure. (source)
- Although the impolite host wound up abruptly canceling the bonfire, there are several lessons one could garner from the barbecue that wasn't. (source)
- The noun "garner" is uncommon in contemporary use; it is now found mainly in older literary contexts, such as these lines of verse from Sir Walter (source)
- So congrats to the wohle Garner-Afleck family! do have the kids the name garner inside, too? like violet anne garner affleck or something like that? (source)
- No one believed that even a bill to provide medical assistance to injured firefighters and cops could garner the required 276 votes, not at this time. (source)
- Some have criticized it as just an election-year political ploy, an attempt to garner Kennedy-like popular support by transparently Kennedy-like means. (source)
- According to the poll, Ms. Le Pen would garner 19% of votes against 18% for Mr. Sarkozy in the first round, while Mr. Strauss-Kahn would take 33% of the vote. (source)
- Across Mexico, 12 politicians have been murdered this campaign season, but the killings of mayors and local political party chiefs no longer garner much attention. (source)
- He'd be the hero of the hour (if he lived), but I'd garner some credit if only by limping about looking stern and impressing the excitable kraut-eaters with my British phlegm. (source)
- At the risk of moving beyond review and into critique, here are a few things I was able to garner from the text that made me think there might be something more than a simple tale. (source)
- The question is not whether we harness power from space; but rather who will get there first to garner first mover advantage with significant impact on global economic competitiveness. (source)
- "I think there's unease on both sides of the aisle about specific provisions of this bill and that it's possible that we can come up with alternatives that will garner bipartisan support." (source)
- But it should be noted that occupation monitoring organizations such as Peace Now, B'tselem, and Yesh Din garner respect in society and are recognized as important resources for information. (source)
- Programs like those in Shark Week -- while they might garner high ratings and attract advertiser dollars -- all too often mislead the audience, exploit animals, and fail to promote conservation. (source)
- More minor event sponsors -- a hair dye company, a skin-bleaching brand, a mobile phone provider -- tried to garner attention from a rare captured audience ready to grab free samples and coupons. (source)
- Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., is standing firm on her tough derivatives bill, and continues to garner unlikely allies from within the Federal Reserve as the final vote on the provision approaches. (source)
- Even the most idealistic of politicians and James Garner has never in my hearing been accused of being that will ultimately revert to a position he or she believes is most likely to "garner" votes. (source)
- The film now seems like an antique, a dinosaur in an age when the off-the-cuff comments of long-time White House correspondent Helen Thomas garner more attention than her interrogations of presidents. (source)
- I was having an extended pity party for myself after a decade of failure, having been unable to garner even faint interest from an agent, despite writing eight books and sending out two hundred queries. (source)
- Programs like those we often see in Shark Week -- while they might garner high ratings and attract advertiser dollars -- all too often mislead the audience, exploit animals, and fail to promote conservation. (source)
- Ever had an idea for a recipe that, in your mind and on paper, looked brilliant - patent making, gazillions of books publishing perfect - but in practice all you manage to garner is a barely satisfactory "meh"? (source)
- I append an article I wrote on the subject in 2000, in which I observed "most conservative books" garner "80 percent five-star ratings and 20 percent one-star, as opposed to pro-Clinton books, which receive 20 percent five-star, 80 percent one-star." (source)
- DEGGANS: What I would say is that I don't think we would see presidential candidates talking so openly about their religion, we wouldn't see politicians talking so much about their religion if it was a hot-button issue that would garner all of this hate. (source)
- CHANCE: Well, Palestinian officials, Bill, have made it clear to us that, at some point, Yasser Arafat is going to want to travel to the Arab countries, to Cairo in Egypt, of course, but also to European countries as well to kind of garner support for his Palestinian cause. (source)
- Mal 3: 1-3). and he will throughly purge his floor -- threshing-floor; that is, the visible Church. and gather his wheat -- His true-hearted saints; so called for their solid worth (compare Am 9: 9; Lu 22: 31). into the garner -- "the kingdom of their Father," as this "garner" or (source)
- Yet this genius of a reporter, and probably others, think we should just forget about going back to the moon becasue at present, global warming and energy independence gets more headlines, never stopping to think of the technology and skills we could garner from a return to the Moon and onto Mars. (source)
- While consumer-product makers like Procter & Gamble Co., Colgate-Palmolive Co. and Kimberly-Clark Corp. garner just a fraction of their sales from Japan, the country's consumers are buyers of premium toothpastes, shampoos and cleaners, which can carry higher profit margins than products sold in fast-growing developing markets. (source)
- The FDA has no special rules for new drugs seeking race specific labels beyond a narrow focus on safety and efficacy, genetic ancestry tests garner no special attention from regulators, and federal and state law enforcement agencies openly embrace new forensic techniques without much regard for their impact on racial minorities or social understandings of race. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 52.0, which suggests that "garner" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 23 synonyms for garner.
amass, assemble, cull, cumulate, deposit, extract, gather, glean, harvest, hive, hoard, lay in, lay up, pick up, put by, reap, reserve, roll up, save, stockpile, store, stow away, treasure
We have 13 antonyms for garner.
disperse, dissipate, distribute, divide, plant, scatter, separate, spend, spread, squander, throw away, use, waste
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of garner from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To gather and store in or as if in a granary.
- (verb-transitive) To amass; acquire. See Synonyms at reap.
- (noun) A granary.
- (noun) An accumulation or collection of something.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A granary; a store of grain.
- (noun) An accumulation, supply, store, or hoard of something.
- (verb) To reap grain, gather it up, and store it in a granary.
- (verb) To gather, amass, hoard, as if harvesting grain.
- (verb) To earn; to get; to accumulate or acquire by some effort or due to some fact; to reap.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A granary; a building or place where grain is stored for preservation.
- (verb-transitive) To gather for preservation; to store, as in a granary; to treasure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A granary; a building or place where grain is stored for preservation; hence, a store of anything, especially of knowledge or experience: now chiefly in figurative use.
- (None) To store in or as if in a granary; hoard: chiefly in figurative use.
- (None) Synonyms To gather, collect, lay in, husband.
- (None) To grow in quantity or amount; accumulate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) assemble or get together
- (verb) store grain
- (verb) acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
- (noun) a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed