procure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v procure arrange for sexual partners for others
    • v procure get by special effort "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Procure To bring into possession; to cause to accrue to, or to come into possession of; to acquire or provide for one's self or for another; to gain; to get; to obtain by any means, as by purchase or loan. "If we procure not to ourselves more woe."
    • Procure To cause to come; to bring; to attract. "What unaccustomed cause procures her hither?"
    • Procure To contrive; to bring about; to effect; to cause. "By all means possible they procure to have gold and silver among them in reproach.""Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall."
    • Procure To manage business for another in court.
    • Procure To obtain for illicit intercourse or prostitution.
    • Procure To pimp.
    • Procure To solicit; to entreat. "The famous Briton prince and faery knight, . . . Of the fair Alma greatly were procured To make there longer sojourn and abode."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • procure To care for; give attention to; look after.
    • procure To bring about by care and pains; effect; contrive and effect; induce; cause: as, he procured a law to be passed.
    • procure To obtain, as by request, loan, effort, labor, or purchase; get; gain; come into possession of.
    • procure To prevail with unto some end; lead; bring.
    • procure To solicit; urge earnestly.
    • procure Synonyms To provide, furnish, secure, compass.
    • procure Obtain, etc. See attain.
    • procure To pander; pimp.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Procure prō-kūr′ to obtain for one's self or for another: to bring about: to attract:
    • v.i Procure to pander, pimp
    • v.t Procure prō-kūr′ (Spens.) to urge earnestly
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Quotations

  • The Koran
    The Koran
    “Prayer carries us half way to God, fasting brings us to the door of His palace, and alms-giving procures us admission.”
  • John Balguy
    John Balguy
    “Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase.”
  • George Washington
    George%20Washington
    “Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.”
  • William Hazlitt
    William%20Hazlitt
    “The best way to procure insults is to submit to them.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. procurer, L. procurare, procuratum, to take care of; pro, for + curare, to take care, fr. cura, care. See Cure, and cf. Proctor Proxy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. procurer—L. procurāre, to manage—pro, for, curāre, -ātum, to care for.

Usage

In literature:

Modes of procuring water.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 2" by John Lort Stokes
He also procured another fair, to begin on the eve of St. Michael, and continue for three days.
"An History of Birmingham (1783)" by William Hutton
When the herb cannot be got, the oil can be procured.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
He procured the best fare he could, and prepared my bed with his own hands.
"The Felon's Track" by Michael Doheny
Refreshments that may be procured.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
But the ordinary knapsack hooks and rings, if procurable, would answer the purpose better.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
I can procure a person who will accomplish all in safety.
"Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue" by Warren T. Ashton
Mahoun was now firmly established on the throne, but his success procured him many enemies.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
At Llaillai we stopped for breakfast, procured at a small restaurant at the station.
"A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'" by Annie Allnut Brassey
Meinkhoon is visited by parties of Chinese for the purpose of procuring this article.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
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In poetry:

Jesus our passover was slain,
And has at once procured
Freedom from Satan's heavy chain,
And God's avenging sword.
"Hymn 155" by Isaac Watts
Men of genius, skill, and art,
Statesmen, lawyers, and, in short,
All experience trouble,
After wasting years and health,
To procure a name, or wealth,
Find they've but a bubble.
"On Bubbles" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
See, see, your mistress bids you cease, And welcome Love, with love's increase;
Diana hath procured your peace. Fa la.
Cupid hath sworn
His bow forlorn
To break and burn, ere ladies mourn. Fa la.
"Hark, All Ye Lovely Saints Above" by Thomas Weelkes
Whom nothing can procure,
When the wide world runnes bias, from his will
To writhe his limbes, and share, not mend the ill.
This is the Mark-man, safe and sure,
Who still is right, and prayes to be so still.
"Constancie" by George Herbert
Sure you said—-``Good, the mere notes!
``Still, couldst thou take my intent,
``Know what procured me our Company's votes—-
``A master were lauded and sciolists shent,
``Parted the sheep from the goats!''
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning
I had learned that pleasant mystery should simply be endured,
And forebore to ask of Johnny where the rabbits were procured!
I had learned from Number One to stand aloof from how and why,
And I threw myself upon the simple fact of rabbit pie.
"My Other Chinee Cook" by James Brunton Stephens

In news:

Physicians are supportive of the government's closer scrutiny of the rapidly growing industry of tissue donation and procurement.
In debating procurement reform, don't lose sight of the service goal.
Tuttle, CPCM, is senior procurement policy analyst at Distributed Solutions.
Senate clears procurement chief and top defense acquisition officer.
Senators invoke GSA scandal during procurement nominee's hearing.
Jason Kwan was formerly ManpowerGroup's vice president of global strategic sourcing and the company's chief procurement officer.
Veterans Health Admin procurement reforms not working, IG says.
New Weapons, Old Politics: America's Military Procurement Muddle by Thomas L McNaugher Brookings Institution, 244 pp.
AFSC Files Protest with State Procurement Office: Says Private Prison RFP Violates State Law, Procurement Code.
Archive for the ' procurement strategy' Tag.
A new voice for Procurement sanity.
Southern University's Agricultural Research and Extension Center will hold its 8th Annual "Connecting Businesses with Contracts" Procurement Conference from 7:30 am – 3p.m.
Procurement fair looks to aid local small businesses.
E-Procurement: From Buy-in to Buying.
Encountering resistance to e-procurement platforms isn't unusual, says Max Leisten, market director for higher education at SciQuest.
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In science:

A modular architecture is preferred when building large detectors made by assembling smaller units, because it has many advantages including: independence of the different modules, fault propagation limitation, easier spare modules management and procurement.
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers
H 2,i (L, T Y M )ti In this section we procure formulas for a(t) and l(t).
Deformation of maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory in dimensions 10. An algebraic approach
By analogy with the above equation, the Dirac-like and the second Dirac-like equations can be procured from the field source and force quantum equations respectively.
Octonionic Strong and Weak Interactions and Their Quantum Equations
By analogy with the above equations, the Dirac-like and the second Dirac-like equations can be procured from the field source and force quantum equations respectively.
Octonionic Hyper-strong and Hyper-weak Fields and Their Quantum Equations
By analogy with the above equations, the Dirac-like and the second Dirac-like equations can be procured from the Eqs.(5), (6), (7) and (8) respectively.
Octonionic Hyper-strong and Hyper-weak Fields and Their Quantum Equations
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