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

Translation of obtain in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (merchandise/information/results/ticket)
    salt can be obtained from sea water
    se puede obtener sal del agua del mar
    to obtain something for somebody
    conseguirle algo a alguien
    we can obtain that book for you
    le podemos conseguir ese libro
    Example sentences
    • A new strain was one that had not been isolated from sputum samples previously obtained from an individual patient.
    • The results obtained by the 2 methods of specimen handling and DNA extraction were indistinguishable.
    • The parameter estimates were obtained using simulated maximum likelihood with Halton sequences as described by Train.

intransitive verb

[formal]
  • 1.1 (exist)
    (practice/belief)
    (conditions)
    estar dadas
    1.2 (be valid)
    (law/theorem)
    Example sentences
    • But how does all this fit with what obtains here at home?
    • Or are we to go semi-professional like obtains on the domestic soccer front in Ireland, with such little attraction for fans.
    • I should note that Welborn Rule obtains here: all posts to me are subject to possible posting, so be forewarned!

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