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procure

[proh-kyoo r, pruh-] /proʊˈkyʊər, prə-/
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
1250-1300; Middle English procuren < Latin prōcūrāre to take care of. See pro-1, cure
Related forms
procurement, noun
self-procured, adjective
self-procuring, adjective
unprocured, adjective
Can be confused
procuration, procurement.
Synonyms
1. gain, win. See get. 2. contrive. 4. pander, pimp.
Antonyms
1. lose.
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British Dictionary definitions for self-procured

procure

/prəˈkjʊə/
verb
1.
(transitive) to obtain or acquire; secure
2.
to obtain (women or girls) to act as prostitutes
Derived Forms
procurable, adjective
procurance, procural, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Latin prōcūrāre to look after, from pro-1 + cūrāre to care for
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Word Origin and History for self-procured
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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