Procure meaning

prō-kyo͝or', prə-
To get by special effort; obtain or acquire.

Managed to procure a pass.

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To get or bring about by some effort; obtain; secure.

To procure supplies, work, a settlement, etc.

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(criminal law) To induce or persuade someone to do something.
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Procure is to get or obtain something.

When you get some cookies, this is an example of when you procure some cookies.

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To bring about; effect.

Procure a solution to a knotty problem.

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To obtain (a sexual partner) for another.
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To obtain sexual partners for others.
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To obtain (persons, esp. women) for the purpose of prostitution.
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To obtain persons, esp. women, for the purpose of prostitution.
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To obtain a person as a prostitute for somebody else.
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Shakespeare.

Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall.

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Origin of procure

  • Middle English procuren from Old French procurer to take care of from Latin prōcūrāre prō- for pro–1 cūrāre to care for (from cūra care cure)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Old French procurer, from Late Latin procurare (“to take for, take care of, manage"), from pro- (“in behalf of") with curare (“care for").
    From Wiktionary