Synonyms of obtain in English:

obtain

verb

  • 1 the newspaper obtained a copy of the letter
    get, acquire, come by, secure, procure, come into the possession of, pick up, be given; gain, earn, achieve, attain
    informal get hold of, get/lay one's hands on, get one's mitts on, land, net
    [Antonyms] relinquish lose
  • 2 formal rules obtaining in other jurisdictions
    prevail, be in force, apply, exist, be in use, be in effect, stand, hold, be the case
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