Definition of 'obtain'
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It will look at the different outcomes for those who obtain mortgages through brokers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It can be difficult to obtain a mortgage for a flat above a shop. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Her mortgage had been obtained with genuine tax returns showing it was a successful business. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This can pose real issues when it comes to obtaining passports. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Would-be homeowners looking to obtain a mortgage may also find that the benefits are not included in their overall income. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This could be crucial if you are planning to obtain a mortgage or other loan that might depend on your personal credit rating. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Older borrowers could have more luck with obtaining buy-to-let mortgages. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In economic terms his benefit was so much of any appreciation in value as was attributable to the mortgage obtained by his dishonesty. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is also vital to consider how easy it is to obtain a mortgage if you are 55 or over. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There are fears that some who bought off-plan but have not yet completed may have to back out because they can no longer obtain a mortgage. Times, Sunday Times (2008)From next month, they could also find it trickier to obtain a buy-to-let mortgage. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But before he could make his way to Hungary he would have to obtain a passport from the French king. JEM SULTAN: The Adventures of a Captive Turkish Prince in Renaissance Europe (2004)He is due to obtain an Italian passport in the near future which would remove any obstacles to him playing in Europe. The Sun (2015)It is always possible to obtain notional assent to an unwelcome proposition by offering, as the alternative, something less welcome still. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He obtained a British passport shortly before setting off on a motorbike trip which was supposed to take him the length of Africa. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is much harder now - there is more data, we do not own it and we can no longer always obtain it. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'obtain'
British English: obtain /əbˈteɪn/ VERB
To obtain something means to get it or achieve it.
He was trying to obtain a false passport.
- American English: obtain
- Arabic: يَحْصُلُ عَلَى
- Brazilian Portuguese: obter
- Chinese: 获得
- Croatian: nabaviti
- Czech: obdržet
- Danish: opnå
- Dutch: verkrijgen
- European Spanish: obtener
- Finnish: hankkia
- French: obtenir
- German: erhalten
- Greek: προμηθεύομαι
- Italian: ottenere
- Japanese: 手に入れる
- Korean: 획득하다
- Norwegian: oppnå
- Polish: uzyskać
- European Portuguese: obter
- Romanian: a obține
- Russian: получать
- Spanish: obtener
- Swedish: skaffa
- Thai: ได้รับ
- Turkish: elde etmek
- Ukrainian: отримувати
- Vietnamese: giành được
Definition of obtain from the Collins English Dictionary
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