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OTHER WORDS FROM procurepro·cure·ment, nounself-pro·cured, adjectiveself-pro·cur·ing, adjectiveun·pro·cured, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH procureprocuration, procurement
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What does procure mean?
To procure something is to obtain or get it, especially through special means or extra effort.
The word is especially used in the context of the formal, official process of purchasing and obtaining materials, supplies, or equipment, particularly in the context of business or government.
The noun form procurement most commonly refers to this process. Many large companies and government agencies have a procurement department that handles the ordering and acquisition of supplies. Such a department is often simply referred to as procurement, as in You’ll have to ask procurement to order those materials.
Procurement can also be used in a general way to refer to the act or process of procuring in any context.
Example: It took me a few months to track it down, but I was able to procure that rare book for her birthday.
Where does procure come from?
The first records of the word procure come from around 1300. It comes from the Latin prōcūrāre, meaning “to take care of” or “to look after.” This is formed from the Latin verb cūrāre, “to care for.” The English verb curate is based on a related root.
Procure doesn’t just mean “get”—it implies extra effort. When something is said to have been procured, it’s usually something special or hard to get, as in I had to make several phone calls, but I was finally able to procure a replacement part for the refrigerator.
When companies and government agencies need to procure things, they call it procurement. Governments often have special departments and laws for procurement, usually with very strict procedures for how purchases can be made and how things can be procured. These rules are intended to ensure that the process doesn’t become corrupted by bribes, kickbacks, and favoritism.
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What are some other forms related to procure?
- procurement (noun)
- procurable (adjective)
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How is procure used in real life?
Procure is commonly used in the context of acquiring supplies for businesses or government agencies, but it’s also often used in a general way.
What is life but one long quest to procure increasingly expensive and rare cheeses?
— First We Feast (@firstwefeast) April 20, 2015
Procuring materials for an upcoming weekend project. pic.twitter.com/5hGyCj4lf6
— Hiroshi Lockheimer (@lockheimer) February 2, 2017
#TechTuesdays: Risk-based security measures address risks from untrusted vendors. Many countries have already adopted measures aimed at protecting 5G networks. Mobile network operators need to recognize risk & procure equipment & services from trusted vendors. #AllAboutSecure5G pic.twitter.com/JJHp7JVJfr
— U.S. Embassy India (@USAndIndia) August 4, 2020
Try using procure!
Which of the following actions may be needed to procure something?
A. track it down
B. order it
C. purchase it
D. all of the above
How to use procure in a sentence
The challenge is that data like this isn’t always accurate as a result of how its been procured.‘There’s a degree of assumption’: Subway tests addressable media plans using non-addressable data|Seb Joseph|February 5, 2021|Digiday
The original Palantir subscription in San Diego was procured by the Sheriff’s Department in 2013 for the San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center.Local Law Enforcement Quiet on Relationships With ‘Predictive Policing’ Company|Jesse Marx|February 2, 2021|Voice of San Diego
Despite months of advance notice that vaccines were coming, they failed to manage public expectations about how long it would take to procure the vials of vaccine to administer.Vaccine rollout gets ‘below an F’ grade|Robert McCartney|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
Don’t log the evidence you find and don’t use any items that can help you procure said evidence.Are you a ‘Phasmophobia’ pro? Here are some alternate rules to keep the scares fresh.|Elise Favis|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
Administered by the Defense Logistics Agency, the 1033 program is one of several ways law enforcement agencies procure military grade equipment.New Studies Say Demilitarizing Police Departments Does Not Increase Crime|Kirsten West Savali|December 11, 2020|Essence.com
They never procure them without exertion, and they never indulge in them without apprehension.Why Kids Are Making Us Crazy|James Poulos|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The name of the group, paradoxically, is Procure Saber, which in Portuguese means, Seek to Know.Brazil’s Rich Ban Biographies Via Arcane Law|Mac Margolis|November 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.David's Book Club: The Fugitive|David Frum|January 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bounderby was indeed born poor, but to loving parents, who sacrificed to procure him an education and a start in life.David's Bookclub: Hard Times|David Frum|September 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
With every allusion that Ramona made to the saints' statues, Alessandro's desire to procure one for her deepened.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Thereupon the generals hastened round the town to procure funds, and appeased the Visayos with a distribution of 1,800 pesos.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
His wife would have access to good society, and would enjoy every luxury that wealth could procure.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Secondly, Randolph prayed for safe conducts for Bruce's envoys, presently to be sent to procure reconciliation with the Church.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
She was even allowed, through her friends, to procure a piano-forte, which afforded her many hours of recreation.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott