What does procure mean?

Definitions for procure
proʊˈkyʊər, prə-pro·cure

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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


  1. procure(Verb)

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

    Etymology: procurer, from Late procurare, from pro- with curare.

  2. procure(Verb)

    To obtain a person as a prostitute for somebody else.

    Etymology: procurer, from Late procurare, from pro- with curare.

  3. procure(Verb)

    To induce or persuade someone to do something.

    Etymology: 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Procure

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. procure

    To purchase commodities, goods, products or services easily, effectively and efficiently using simple, streamlined, accurate and specific procurement guidelines.

    The local unity government did procure the goods and services they required easily.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  

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How to say procure in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of procure in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of procure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of procure in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare:

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

  2. Ambassador McKinley:

    I was disturbed by the implication that foreign governments were being approached to procure negative information on political opponents.

  3. Mike Manazir:

    We have to buy something in (fiscal year) '16 for that line to extend, 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.

  4. Johnson:

    It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy with physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art.

  5. Barbara McQuade:

    It could be that President Trump procured the presidency by fraud, when immigrants procure their citizenship by fraud, we strip them of their citizenship. When a president procures his presidency by fraud, should we consider doing the same?

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