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 ?
Hunt and his companions determined to keep along the course of the river, where they would always have water at hand, and would be able occasionally to procure fish and beaver, and might perchance meet with Indians, from whom they could obtain provisions.
All the provisions they were able to procure were two dogs and a salmon.
There was neither surgeon nor medicines to be had, nor could I procure anything to ease my pain but a little oil, with which I anointed my arm, and in time found some relief.
The viceroy promised that if I could procure any assistance, he would command in person the fleet and forces raised for the expedition, assuring that he thought he could not employ his life better than in a war so holy, and of so great an importance, to the propagation of the Catholic faith.
ATTEMPT TO PROCURE RELIEF FROM NUKUHEVA--PERILOUS ADVENTURE OF TOBY IN THE HAPPAR MOUNTAINS--ELOQUENCE OF KORY-KORY
At last, in the exigency to which I was reduced, I proposed to Toby that he should endeavour to go round to Nukuheva, and if he could not succeed in returning to the valley by water, in one of the boats of the squadron, and taking me off, he might at least procure me some proper medicines, and effect his return overland.
So saying, he stepped aside and wrote down a list of several books treating of natural philosophy which he desired me to procure, and dismissed me after mentioning that in the beginning of the following week he intended to commence a course of lectures upon natural philosophy in its general relations, and that M.
I requested his advice concerning the books I ought to procure.
He then took me into his laboratory and explained to me the uses of his various machines, instructing me as to what I ought to procure and promising me the use of his own when I should have advanced far enough in the science not to derange their mechanism.
Here we shall in time be in peace, and our regular employments, our books and conversations, with exercise, the children, and every domestic pleasure in my power to procure her, will, I trust, gradually overcome this youthful attachment.
The Corporation had been assigned a task to procure about 900,000 metric tons of the wheat during crop season 2017-18 in order to fulfill the domestic requirements of the staple foods as well as to keep the strategic food reserves of the country, said an official of PASSCO.
Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) had accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) to procure 1,86,138 bullet proof jackets.