procure[prō kyo̵or′, prə-]
- Procure is to get or obtain something.
When you get some cookies, this is an example of when youprocure some cookies.
transitive verbprocured, procuring
- 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)