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Definition of Obtain

Obtain

  1. To gain or have a firm footing; to become recognized or established; to become or be prevalent or general; as, the custom obtains of going to the seashore in summer.
  2. To hold; to keep; to possess.
  3. To get hold of by effort; to gain possession of; to procure; to acquire, in any way.
  4. To become held; to gain or have a firm footing; to be recognized or established; to subsist; to become prevalent or general; to prevail; as, the custom obtains of going to the seashore in summer.
  5. To prevail; to succeed.
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Obtain Translations

obtain in Afrikaans is verwerf, behaal
obtain in Dutch is verkrijgen, buit maken
obtain in Finnish is hankkia
obtain in French is obtenez, parvenir, obtenons, procurer, obtiennent
obtain in German is erreichen, bekommen, bekommen
obtain in Italian is ricevere, procurare, conseguire, ottengo
obtain in Latin is quaero, mereo, acquiro, adipiscor, sumo
obtain in Portuguese is adquirir, obter, obtenha
obtain in Spanish is agenciar, acoger, conservar
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