|Origin:||obtenir, from Latin obtinere 'to hold on to, own, obtain'|
ob‧tain S2 W2 formal
to get something that you want, especially through your own effort, skill, or work [= get]
obtain something from somebody/something
Further information can be obtained from head office.
You will need to obtain permission from the principal.
obtain something through something
the results obtained through these surveys
2 [intransitive not in progressive]
if a situation, system, or rule obtains, it continues to exist:
These conditions no longer obtain.