Translation of obtain in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /əbˈteɪn/


  • [merchandise/information/results/ticket] conseguir*, obtener* [formal] salt can be obtained from sea water se puede obtener sal del agua del mar to obtain sth for sb conseguirle* algo a algn we can obtain that book for you le podemos conseguir ese libro
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    • 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.


  • 1.1 (exist) [practice/belief] imperar [formal]; [conditions] estar* dadas 1.2 (be valid) [law/theorem] regir*
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    • 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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