Quick answer
"Obtain" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "obtener", and "accomplish" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "lograr". Learn more about the difference between "obtain" and "accomplish" below.
obtain(
uhb
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teyn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to get)
a. obtener
Were you able to obtain the information I requested?¿Pudiste obtener la información que te pedí?
b. conseguir
His earlier records are hard to obtain in America.Sus primeros discos son difíciles de conseguir en los Estados Unidos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to prevail)
a. prevalecer
His theory on the basic principles of physics still obtains.Todavía prevalece su teoría sobre los principios básicos de la física.
b. imperar
Traditions from the past obtain in this country.Las tradiciones del pasado imperan en este país.
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accomplish(
uh
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kam
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plihsh
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to achieve)
a. lograr
We thought we would accomplish more this year.Pensamos que lograríamos más este año.
b. llevar a cabo
The maintenance department has a long list of things to accomplish.El departamento de mantenimiento tiene una larga lista de cosas que llevar a cabo.
c. realizar
The candidate accomplished her objectives in the first poll.La candidata realizó sus objetivos en la primera encuesta.
d. conseguir
I don't think he can accomplish all of his objectives.No creo que pueda conseguir todos sus objetivos.
2. (to finish)
a. terminar
We accomplished the trip from Virginia to California with only a few setbacks.Terminamos el viaje de Virginia a California con solo unos cuantos contratiempos.
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