What does procure mean?

Definitions for procureproʊˈkyʊər, prə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word procure.

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

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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. President Jacob Zuma:

    We will procure nuclear energy on a scale and pace that the country can afford.

  2. William Shakespeare:

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

  3. William Hazlitt:

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

  4. William Hazlitt:

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

  5. Yosi Druker:

    The minute that the U.S. decides to procure Iron Dome, we will transfer all the knowledge and production file to Raytheon.

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