to obtain or get by care, effort, or the use of special means: to procure evidence.
to bring about, especially by unscrupulous and indirect means: to procure secret documents.
to obtain (a person) for the purpose of prostitution.
to act as a procurer or pimp.
- pro·cure·ment, noun
- self-pro·cured, adjective
- self-pro·cur·ing, adjective
- un·pro·cured, adjective
- procuration, procurement
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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.
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.
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 | THE 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.
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
British Dictionary definitions for procure
(tr) to obtain or acquire; secure
to obtain (women or girls) to act as prostitutes
- procurable, adjective
- procurance or procural, noun
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