Meaning of “gotten” in the English Dictionary


"gotten" in English

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uk /ˈɡɒt.ən/ us /ˈɡɑː.t̬ən/ US

past participle of get :

They were so pleased that they'd finally gotten to visit (= succeeded in visiting) England.

(Definition of “gotten” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gotten" in American English

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us /ˈɡɑt·ən/

past participle of get:

If you hadn’t gotten sick, we’d be in Hawaii now.
She’s gotten used to having me around.

Gotten is also used with “have” to show that someone has recently come to possess something:

I’ve gotten (= I recently bought) a new pair of glasses.

(Definition of “gotten” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)