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Meaning of PROCURE

Pronunciation:  prow'kyûr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  arrange for sexual partners for others
  2. [v]  get by special effort; "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"

PROCURE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: pander, pimp, secure
 See Also: cater, copyright, engage, enlist, obtain, patent, ply, provide, suborn, supply



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pro*cure"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Procured}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Procuring}.] [F. procurer, L. procurare, procuratum,
    to take care of; pro for + curare to take care, fr. cura
    care. See {Cure}, and cf. {Proctor}, {Proxy}.]
    1. 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.
             If we procure not to ourselves more woe. --Milton.
    2. To contrive; to bring about; to effect; to cause.
             By all means possible they procure to have gold and
             silver among them in reproach.        --Robynson
                                                   Utopia) .
             Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall. --Shak.
    3. To solicit; to entreat. [Obs.]
             The famous Briton prince and faery knight, . . . Of
             the fair Alma greatly were procured To make there
             longer sojourn and abode.             --Spenser.
    4. To cause to come; to bring; to attract. [Obs.]
             What unaccustomed cause procures her hither? --Shak.
    5. To obtain for illicit intercourse or prostitution.
    Syn: See {Attain}.
  2. \Pro*cure"\, v. i.
    1. To pimp. --Shak.
    2. To manage business for another in court. [Scot.]