- Procure is to get or obtain something.
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- to get or bring about by some effort; obtain; secure: to procure supplies, work, a settlement, etc.
- to obtain (persons, esp. women) for the purpose of prostitution
Origin: Middle English procuren from Middle French procurer, to procure from Classical Latin procurare, to take care of, attend to from pro- (see pro-) plush curare, to attend to from cura, care (see cure)
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verb pro·cured, pro·cur·ing, pro·cures verb, transitive
- To get by special effort; obtain or acquire: managed to procure a pass.
- To bring about; effect: procure a solution to a knotty problem.
- To obtain (a sexual partner) for another.
Origin: Middle English procuren, from Old French procurer, to take care of, from Latin prōcūrāre : prō-, for; see pro-1 + cūrāre, to care for (from cūra, care; see cure).
- pro·curˈa·ble adjective
- pro·curˈance, pro·cureˈment noun