Procure Definition

prō-kyo͝or, prə-
procured, procures, procuring
procured, procures, procuring
To obtain persons, esp. women, for the purpose of prostitution.
Webster's New World
To get or bring about by some effort; obtain; secure.
To procure supplies, work, a settlement, etc.
Webster's New World
To bring about; effect.
Procure a solution to a knotty problem.
American Heritage
To obtain (a sexual partner) for another.
American Heritage
To obtain (persons, esp. women) for the purpose of prostitution.
Webster's New World

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


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