from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To get by special effort; obtain or acquire: managed to procure a pass.
  • transitive v. To bring about; effect: procure a solution to a knotty problem.
  • transitive v. To obtain (a sexual partner) for another.
  • intransitive v. To obtain sexual partners for others.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To acquire or obtain an item or service, sometimes rare, usually by extra effort.
  • v. To obtain a person as a prostitute for somebody else.
  • v. To induce or persuade someone to do something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To pimp.
  • intransitive v. To manage business for another in court.
  • transitive v. 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.
  • transitive v. To contrive; to bring about; to effect; to cause.
  • transitive v. To solicit; to entreat.
  • transitive v. To cause to come; to bring; to attract.
  • transitive v. To obtain for illicit intercourse or prostitution.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To care for; give attention to; look after.
  • To bring about by care and pains; effect; contrive and effect; induce; cause: as, he procured a law to be passed.
  • To obtain, as by request, loan, effort, labor, or purchase; get; gain; come into possession of.
  • To prevail with unto some end; lead; bring.
  • To solicit; urge earnestly.
  • Synonyms To provide, furnish, secure, compass.
  • Obtain, etc. See attain.
  • To pander; pimp.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. arrange for sexual partners for others
  • v. get by special effort


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English procuren, from Old French procurer, to take care of, from Latin prōcūrāre : prō-, for; see pro-1 + cūrāre, to care for (from cūra, care; see cure).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old French procurer, from Late Latin procurare ("to take for, take care of, manage"), from pro- ("in behalf of") with curare ("care for").


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