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British English: /əbˈteɪn/
American English: /əbˈteɪn/
, /ɑbˈteɪn/

Translation of obtain in French:

transitive verb

  • obtenir (information, permission, degree, visa)
    (for oneself) se procurer (money, goods)
    acquérir (experience)
    to obtain something for somebody
    procurer quelque chose à quelqu'un
    this effect is obtained by mixing colours
    cet effet s'obtient par le mélange des couleurs
    this chemical is obtained from zinc
    on obtient ce produit chimique à partir du zinc
    our products may be obtained from any supermarket
    vous trouverez nos produits dans tous les supermarchés

intransitive verb

  • [formal]
    (practice, situation)
    être courant, avoir cours
    être de rigueur
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