get by special effort
"He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"
pander, pimp, procure(verb)
arrange for sexual partners for others
To acquire or obtain an item or service, sometimes rare, usually by extra effort.
To obtain a person as a prostitute for somebody else.
To induce or persuade someone to do something.
Origin: procurer, from Late procurare, from pro- with curare.
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
to contrive; to bring about; to effect; to cause
to solicit; to entreat
to cause to come; to bring; to attract
to obtain for illicit intercourse or prostitution
to manage business for another in court
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prō-kūr′, v.t. to obtain for one's self or for another: to bring about: to attract: (Spens.) to urge earnestly.—v.i. to pander, pimp.—adj. Procur′able, that may be procured.—ns. Pro′curācy, office of a procurator; Procurā′tion, the act of managing another's affairs: the instrument giving power to do this: a sum paid by incumbents to the bishop or archdeacon on visitations; Proc′urātor, one who takes care of a thing for another: a lawyer: a financial agent in an imperial province under the Roman emperors; Proc′urator-fis′cal (see Fiscal).—adj. Procuratō′rial.—n. Proc′uratorship.—adj. Proc′urātory.—ns. Procure′ment, the act of procuring: a bringing about: management: agency; Procur′er, one who procures: a pander:—fem. Proc′uress. [Fr. procurer—L. procurāre, to manage—pro, for, curāre, -ātum, to care for.]
The numerical value of procure in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of procure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To wilful men, the injuries that they themselves procure must be their schoolmasters.
The way to procure insults is to submit to them a man meets with no more respect than he exacts.
The way to procure insults is to submit to them: a man meets with no more respect than he exacts.
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.
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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- erwerben, beschaffen, besorgenGerman
- obtenir, proxénétisme, acquérir, procurerFrench
- procacciare, ottenere, procurareItalian
- verwerven, schaffenDutch
- sprokurować, wystarać sięPolish
- добывать, подговаривать, сводничать, доставатьRussian
- nabaviti, preskrbeti, dobitiSlovene
- anskaffa, införskaffa, skaffaSwedish
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