Words I Love 33 – Procure

Today’s word…

procure

prəˈkjʊə/

verb

verb: procure; 3rd person present: procures; past tense: procured; past participle: procured; gerund or present participle: procuring
  1. 1.
    obtain (something), especially with care or effort.
    “food procured for the rebels”
    synonyms: obtain, acquire, get, find, come by, secure, pick up, get possession of; More

    informalget hold of, get one’s hands on, get one’s mitts on
    “vegetables and fruit were not easy to procure”
    • obtain (someone) as a prostitute for another person.
      “he haunted railway stations to procure young girls for immoral purposes”
      synonyms: be a pimp, be pimping; More

      informalponce;
      informalhustle
      “the police found that he was procuring”
  2. 2.
    Law
    persuade or cause (someone) to do something.
    “he procured his wife to sign the mandate for the joint account”
    • Lawarchaic
      cause (something) to happen.
      “he was charged with procuring the death of the Earl of Lancaster”
      synonyms: bring about, cause, contrive, effect

      “his uncle procured his death by means of a poisoned drink”

 

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