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
The public sector must become better at procuring services.
The president has called for more emphasis on procuring produce from local
  farmers in poor countries.
If it is employed in procuring present enjoyment, it is a stock reserved for
  immediate consumption.
The question is upon the method of procuring and administering them.
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