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obtain

Synonyms of obtain in English:

verb

  • 1 the newspaper obtained a copy of the letter
    get, acquire, come by, secure, procure, come into possession of, pick up, be given;
    informal get/lay hold of, get/lay one's hands on, get one's mitts on, grab, bag, land, net
    British informal blag
    South African informal schlenter
    [Antonyms] lose, relinquish
  • 2 the rules obtaining in other jurisdictions
    prevail, be in force, apply, exist, be in use, be established, be customary, be effective, be prevalent, stand, hold, be the case
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