transitive + intransitive
: to get possession of (something) : to obtain (something) by particular care and effort
- She had managed to procure a hat shaped like a life-size lion's head, which was perched precariously on her head.
- —J. K. Rowling
: to bring about or achieve (something) by care and effort
- was unable to procure the prisoner's release
: to obtain (someone) to be employed for sex (as for an individual or in a house of prostitution)
- … accused of acting as a "madam" and "procuring girls" for wealthy sex offender Epstein—claims that she strongly denies.
- —The New York Post
- No one has been prosecuted … for pimping or procuring …
- —Jacqueline Martis