Synonyms of obtain in English:


See definition of obtain


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