verb (used with object), pro·cured, pro·cur·ing.
verb (used without object), pro·cured, pro·cur·ing.
- procurator fiscal,
- procursive epilepsy,
Origin of procure
Examples from the Web for procure
The name of the group, paradoxically, is Procure Saber, which in Portuguese means, Seek to Know.
What about people who had attempted to farm, but been stymied by their inability to procure government loans?How a Discrimination Settlement Turned into a Bonanza for Fraudsters|Megan McArdle|April 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The narrator tries all manner of despicable tricks to procure her return.
Bounderby was indeed born poor, but to loving parents, who sacrificed to procure him an education and a start in life.
Young described how he was ordered to procure a special cellphone so the lovers could secretly communicate.Edwards Staffer Andrew Young Offers Shocking Testimony About His Boss|Diane Dimond|April 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Not Washington, sir, nor General Jackson, though we can procure you in a very short time fine portraits of both these 'eroes.The Golden Butterfly|Walter Besant
They had no interest in anything but how to procure one with the utmost speed.Kophetua the Thirteenth|Julian Corbett
To build our bridge we must also procure helping hands, and for that we need your aid, Dorothea.Homo Sum, Complete|Georg Ebers
The collection of voyages by Hulsius is equally difficult to procure.A Book for All Readers|Ainsworth Rand Spofford
He also introduced a voluntary compliance program to procure open housing.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965|Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
Word Origin for procure
c.1300, "bring about, cause, effect," from Old French procurer "care for, be occupied with; bring about, cause; acquire, provide" (13c.) and directly from Late Latin procurare "manage, take care of;" from pro- "in behalf of" (see pro-) + curare "care for" (see cure (v.)). Main modern sense "obtain; recruit" (late 14c.) is via "take pains to get" (mid-14c.). Meaning "to obtain (women) for sexual gratification" is attested from c.1600. Related: Procured; procuring.