Definitions for procureproʊˈkyʊər, prə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•cureproʊˈkyʊər, prə-(v.)-cured, -cur•ing.

  1. (v.t.)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.

  4. (v.i.)to act as a procurer or pimp.

Origin of procure:

1250–1300; ME < L prōcūrāre to take care of. See pro -1, cure


Princeton's WordNet

  1. procure, secure(verb)

    get by special effort

    "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"

  2. pander, pimp, procure(verb)

    arrange for sexual partners for others


  1. procure(Verb)

    To acquire or obtain an item or service, sometimes rare, usually by extra effort.

  2. procure(Verb)

    To obtain a person as a prostitute for somebody else.

  3. procure(Verb)

    To induce or persuade someone to do something.

  4. Origin: procurer, from Late procurare, from pro- with curare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Procure(verb)

    to bring into possession; to cause to accrue to, or to come into possession of; to acquire or provide for one's self or for another; to gain; to get; to obtain by any means, as by purchase or loan

  2. Procure(verb)

    to contrive; to bring about; to effect; to cause

  3. Procure(verb)

    to solicit; to entreat

  4. Procure(verb)

    to cause to come; to bring; to attract

  5. Procure(verb)

    to obtain for illicit intercourse or prostitution

  6. Procure(verb)

    to pimp

  7. Procure(verb)

    to manage business for another in court

Translations for procure

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to get or obtain

He managed to procure a car.

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