verb pro·cure \prə-ˈkyr, prō-\

: to get (something) by some action or effort

: to find or provide (a prostitute) for someone


Full Definition of PROCURE

transitive verb
a :  to get possession of :  obtain by particular care and effort
b :  to get and make available for promiscuous sexual intercourse
:  bring about, achieve <procured the prisoner's release>
intransitive verb
:  to procure women
pro·cur·able \-ˈkyr-ə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of PROCURE

  1. She managed to procure a ticket to the concert.
  2. The CIA believes the group is procuring weapons.
  3. They still need to procure a marriage license.
  4. He was charged with illegally procuring young women for wealthy clients.
  5. It was at that encounter in Pakistan that Faris was put in charge of procuring acetylene torches to slice suspension cables, as well as torque tools to bend portions of train track. —Daniel Eisenberg, Time, 30 June 2003

Origin of PROCURE

Middle English, from Anglo-French procurer, from Late Latin procurare, from Latin, to take care of, from pro- for + cura care
First Known Use: 14th century
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verb pro·cure \prə-ˈkyr\

Definition of PROCURE for Kids

:  obtain <I procured a ticket to the game.>


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