Definitions for: Procure


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
(More's
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.


Pro*cure", v. i.
1. To pimp. --Shak.

2. To manage business for another in court. [Scot.]

Synonyms: pander, pimp, secure

See Also: cater, copyright, engage, enlist, obtain, patent, ply, provide, suborn, supply

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