Synonyms of obtain in English:


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See UK English definition of obtain

See Spanish definition of conseguir


1‘the newspaper obtained a copy of the letter’

get, acquire, come by, secure, procure, come into possession of, pick up, be given
gain, derive, earn, achieve, attain, win, draw, reap
buy, purchase
informal get hold of, lay hold of, get one's hands on, lay one's hands on, get one's mitts on, grab, bag, land, net
British informal blag
South African informal schlenter

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