procure

[proh-kyoor, pruh-]
verb (used with object), procured, procuring.
1.
to obtain or get by care, effort, or the use of special means: to procure evidence.
2.
to bring about, especially by unscrupulous and indirect means: to procure secret documents.
3.
to obtain (a person) for the purpose of prostitution.
verb (used without object), procured, procuring.
4.
to act as a procurer or pimp.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English procuren < Latin prōcūrāre to take care of. See pro-1, cure

procurement, noun
self-procured, adjective
self-procuring, adjective
unprocured, adjective

procuration, procurement.


1. gain, win. See get. 2. contrive. 4. pander, pimp.


1. lose.
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procure (prəˈkjʊə)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to obtain or acquire; secure
2.  to obtain (women or girls) to act as prostitutes
 
[C13: from Latin prōcūrāre to look after, from pro-1 + cūrāre to care for]
 
pro'curable
 
adj
 
pro'curance
 
n
 
pro'cural
 
n

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procure
late 13c., "bring about, cause, effect," from O.Fr. procurer (13c.), from L.L. procurare "to take for, take care of," in L., "manage, take care of," from pro- "in behalf of" + curare "care for." Main modern sense is via "taking pains to get" (c.1300). Meaning "to obtain (women) for sexual gratification"
is attested from c.1600.
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Example sentences
People procured their own office computers, each set up with a different
  configuration.
To someone who has never procured a live sheep, it seemed a remarkably rapid
  transaction.
They enriched a diet of mutton, chicken, and beans-all seasoned with spices
  procured along far-flung trade routes.
With characteristic thoroughness, he had procured a huge basket of fresh-cut
  roses from which to work.
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