obtain
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obtain(
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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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obtain
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (information, money)
a. obtener, conseguir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (formal)
a. prevalecer (practice, rule)
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obtain [əbˈteɪn]
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 carbón
intransitive verb
[+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 Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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