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Meaning of “obtain” - Learner’s Dictionary

obtain

verb [T]     /əbˈteɪn/ formal
B2 to get something: to obtain permission He obtained a law degree from the University of California.Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
obtainable adjective
If something is obtainable, you can get it: This information is easily obtainable on the Internet.Available and accessiblePresent
Translations of “obtain”
in Arabic يحصل عَلى, ينال…
in Korean -을 얻다…
in Malaysian memperolehi…
in French obtenir…
in Turkish elde etmek, edinmek, kazanmak…
in Italian ottenere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 得到, 得到,獲得…
in Russian получать…
in Polish uzyskać, otrzymać…
in Vietnamese đạt được…
in Spanish obtener, conseguir…
in Portuguese obter…
in Thai ได้รับ…
in German erlangen…
in Catalan obtenir…
in Japanese ~を手に入れる…
in Indonesian mendapatkan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 得到, 得到,获得…
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