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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 ?
They were well clad, and all had buffalo robes, which they procured from some of the hunting tribes in exchange for salmon.
Most of the skins must have been procured by traffic with other tribes, or in distant hunting excursions, for the naked prairies in the neighborhood afforded few animals, excepting horses, which were abundant.
At this place they encamped for the night, and made a sumptuous repast upon fish and a couple of dogs, procured from their Indian neighbors.
You procured from Emil a small quantity of the powder prepared according to the recipe of Herr Estentrauzen, and for which we paid him ten thousand marks.
And Duson died from a dose of that same poison, a packet of which you procured secretly from Emil Sachs.
This had some effect upon him, and procured us a greater degree of civility than we had met with before.
As revenue is the essential engine by which the means of answering the national exigencies must be procured, the power of procuring that article in its full extent must necessarily be comprehended in that of providing for those exigencies.
A MARRIED Woman, whose lover was about to reform by running away, procured a pistol and shot him dead.
The arrival of a new family in the country was always a matter of joy to him, and in every point of view he was charmed with the inhabitants he had now procured for his cottage at Barton.
That same evening- without even asking himself what they were wanted for- he procured a coachman's coat and cap for Pierre, and promised to get him the pistol next day.
He likewise ordered that proper cloathes should be procured for it early in the morning, and that it should be brought to himself as soon as he was stirring.
I venture, therefore, to propose that a small bell be procured, and attached by a ribbon round the neck of the Cat.