Definitions for procureproʊˈkyʊər, prə-

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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

Wiktionary

  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare:

    To wilful men, the injuries that they themselves procure must be their schoolmasters.

  2. William Hazlitt:

    The way to procure insults is to submit to them a man meets with no more respect than he exacts.

  3. William Hazlitt:

    The way to procure insults is to submit to them: a man meets with no more respect than he exacts.

  4. Mike Manazir:

    The challenge for me is that if the line shuts down ... I now run out of options, and I can't procure Growlers if the analysis says that we need more.

  5. Mike Manazir:

    The challenge for me is that if the line shuts down ... I now run out of options, and I can’t procure Growlers if the analysis says that we need more.


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