Getting a bag of cookies from the bakery.
When you get some cookies, this is an example of when youprocure some cookies.
transitive verb-·cured′, -·cur′ing
- 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 of procureMiddle English procuren from Middle French procurer, to procure from Classical Latin procurare, to take care of, attend to from pro- (see pro-) + curare, to attend to from cura, care (see cure)
verbpro·cured, pro·cur·ing, pro·cures
- 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 of procureMiddle 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·cur′ance pro·cure′ment
(third-person singular simple present procures, present participle procuring, simple past and past participle procured)