procure


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pro·cure

 (prō-kyo͝or′, prə-)
v. pro·cured, pro·cur·ing, pro·cures
v.tr.
1. To get by special effort; obtain or acquire: managed to procure a pass.
2. To bring about; effect: procure a solution to a knotty problem.
3. To obtain (a sexual partner) for another.
v.intr.
To obtain sexual partners for others.

[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·cur′a·ble adj.
pro·cur′ance, pro·cure′ment n.

procure

(prəˈkjʊə)
vb
1. (tr) to obtain or acquire; secure
2. to obtain (women or girls) to act as prostitutes
[C13: from Latin prōcūrāre to look after, from pro-1 + cūrāre to care for]
proˈcurable adj
proˈcurance, proˈcural n

pro•cure

(proʊˈkyʊər, prə-)

v. -cured, -cur•ing. v.t.
1. to obtain by care, effort, or the use of special means: to procure secret documents.
2. to bring about, esp. by complicated or indirect means.
3. to obtain (a person) for the purpose of prostitution.
v.i.
4. to act as a procurer or pimp.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin prōcūrāre to take care of. See pro-1, cure]
pro•cur′a•ble, adj.
pro•cure′ment, n.

procure


Past participle: procured
Gerund: procuring

Imperative
procure
procure
Present
I procure
you procure
he/she/it procures
we procure
you procure
they procure
Preterite
I procured
you procured
he/she/it procured
we procured
you procured
they procured
Present Continuous
I am procuring
you are procuring
he/she/it is procuring
we are procuring
you are procuring
they are procuring
Present Perfect
I have procured
you have procured
he/she/it has procured
we have procured
you have procured
they have procured
Past Continuous
I was procuring
you were procuring
he/she/it was procuring
we were procuring
you were procuring
they were procuring
Past Perfect
I had procured
you had procured
he/she/it had procured
we had procured
you had procured
they had procured
Future
I will procure
you will procure
he/she/it will procure
we will procure
you will procure
they will procure
Future Perfect
I will have procured
you will have procured
he/she/it will have procured
we will have procured
you will have procured
they will have procured
Future Continuous
I will be procuring
you will be procuring
he/she/it will be procuring
we will be procuring
you will be procuring
they will be procuring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been procuring
you have been procuring
he/she/it has been procuring
we have been procuring
you have been procuring
they have been procuring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been procuring
you will have been procuring
he/she/it will have been procuring
we will have been procuring
you will have been procuring
they will have been procuring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been procuring
you had been procuring
he/she/it had been procuring
we had been procuring
you had been procuring
they had been procuring
Conditional
I would procure
you would procure
he/she/it would procure
we would procure
you would procure
they would procure
Past Conditional
I would have procured
you would have procured
he/she/it would have procured
we would have procured
you would have procured
they would have procured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.procure - get by special effort; "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"
suborn - procure (false testimony or perjury)
obtain - come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?"
copyright - secure a copyright on a written work; "did you copyright your manuscript?"
patent - obtain a patent for; "Should I patent this invention?"
enlist, engage - hire for work or assistance; "engage aid, help, services, or support"
2.procure - arrange for sexual partners for others
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

procure

verb
1. obtain, get, find, buy, win, land, score (slang), gain, earn, pick up, purchase, secure, appropriate, acquire, manage to get, get hold of, come by, lay hands on It was difficult to procure food and other daily necessitites.
2. bring about, cause, effect, contrive They are still trying to procure the release of the hostages.

procure

verb
To come into possession of:
Informal: land, pick up.
Translations
يَحْصَل على، يَنالُ
opatřitzískat
skaffe
hankkia
útvega
apgādātdabūtgādātiegādātiessagādāt
sprokurowaćwystarać się
zaobstarať

procure

[prəˈkjʊəʳ]
A. VT
1. (frm) (= obtain) → obtener, conseguir
to procure sb sth; procure sth for sbconseguir or procurar algo para algn
to procure some reliefconseguir cierto alivio
2. (frm) (= achieve) [+ freedom] → lograr, gestionar
to procure sb's releaselograr or gestionar la liberación de algn
3. (for prostitution) → procurar
B. VIdedicarse al proxenetismo

procure

[prəˈkjʊər] vt
(= obtain) [+ food, weapons] → se procurer
[+ prostitute] → procurer

procure

vt
(= obtain)beschaffen, sich (dat)verschaffen or beschaffen, besorgen; (= bring about)bewirken, herbeiführen; to procure something for somebody/oneselfjdm/sich etw beschaffen or besorgen, etw für jdn/sich beschaffen or besorgen; to procure somebody’s releasejds Freilassung bewirken or erreichen
(for prostitution) → beschaffen (for sb jdm)

procure

[prəˈkjʊəʳ] vt
a.procurare, ottenere
to procure sb sth, to procure sth for sb → procurare qc a qn, ottenere qc per qn
I managed to procure a copy for myself → sono riuscito a procurarmene una copia
b. (prostitute) → procurare

procure

(prəˈkjuə) verb
to get or obtain. He managed to procure a car.

procure

v. procurar, tratar de obtener.
References in classic literature ?
It seems to me," he said, "we spend money enough in this house to procure at least one meal a day which a man could eat and retain his self-respect.
On the seventh day of February, as I was hunting, to procure meat for the company, I met with a party of one hundred and two Indians, and two Frenchmen, on their march against Boonsborough, that place being particularly the object of the enemy.
Clifford's affair arranged, he was to meet a State Street broker, who has undertaken to procure a heavy percentage, and the best of paper, for a few loose thousands which the Judge happens to have by him, uninvested.
The sons, in short square-skirted coats, with rows of stupendous brass buttons, and their hair generally queued in the fashion of the times, especially if they could procure an eelskin for the purpose, it being esteemed throughout the country as a potent nourisher and strengthener of the hair.
After taking counsel with his officers, he anchored the ship as far off shore as possible; loaded and ran out his two cannon from the bows; stacked his muskets on the poop; and warning the Islanders not to approach the ship at their peril, took one man with him, and setting the sail of his best whale-boat, steered straight before the wind for Tahiti, five hundred miles distant, to procure a reinforcement to his crew.
I was fired with the idea, and immediately made up my mind to procure the necessary guides, ropes, etc.
Not only those who knew Aladdin when he played in the streets like a vagabond did not know him again; those who had seen him but a little while before hardly knew him, so much were his features altered; such were the effects of the lamp, as to procure by degrees to those who possessed it, perfections agreeable to the rank the right use of it advanced them to.
It was known that they were a little acquainted; but not a syllable of real information could Emma procure as to what he truly was.
Far from that, Diana; his sole idea in proposing to me is to procure a fitting fellow-labourer in his Indian toils.
I was comfortably revelling in the spring fragrance around, and the beautiful soft blue overhead, when my young lady, who had run down near the gate to procure some primrose roots for a border, returned only half laden, and informed us that Mr.
Wragge to procure a remedy; she left the house after breakfast, in the direction of the chemist's shop, exactly as she had left it on the morning before.
Our purer essence then will overcome Thir noxious vapour, or enur'd not feel, Or chang'd at length, and to the place conformd In temper and in nature, will receive Familiar the fierce heat, and void of pain; This horror will grow milde, this darkness light, Besides what hope the never-ending flight Of future days may bring, what chance, what change Worth waiting, since our present lot appeers For happy though but ill, for ill not worst, If we procure not to our selves more woe.