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obtain / obtener
 
obtain   [əbˈteɪn]
A. -transitive verb   obtener,   conseguir
(=acquire)   adquirir
·his uncle obtained the job for him
·su tío le consiguió el puesto
·oil can be obtained from coal
·se puede extraer aceite del carbónoun
B. -intransitive verb
formal usage
[price, law]   regir
[theory]   prevalecer,   predominar
·the price which obtains now
·el precio que rige ahora
·in the conditions then obtaining
·en las condiciones que imperaban entonces
·that did not obtain in my day
·en mis tiempos eso no era así
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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