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obtainverb

uk   /əbˈteɪn/  us   /əbˈteɪn/ formal
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obtainverb [T]

 us   /əbˈteɪn, ɑb-/
to get something, esp. by a planned effort: to obtain knowledge She was finally able to obtain legal possession of the house.
obtainable
adjective [not gradable]  us   /əbˈteɪ·nə·bəl, ɑb-/
That drug is now obtainable without a prescription.
(Definition of obtain from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “obtain”
in Korean -을 얻다…
in Arabic يحصل عَلى, ينال…
in Malaysian memperolehi…
in French obtenir…
in Russian получать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 得到, 得到,獲得…
in Italian ottenere…
in Turkish elde etmek, edinmek, kazanmak…
in Polish uzyskać, otrzymać…
in Spanish obtener, conseguir…
in Vietnamese đạt được…
in Portuguese obter…
in Thai ได้รับ…
in German erlangen…
in Catalan obtenir…
in Japanese ~を手に入れる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 得到, 得到,获得…
in Indonesian mendapatkan…
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