procurar

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese procurar, from Late Latin prōcūrāre, present active infinitive of prōcūrō ‎(I manage, administer), from Latin prō + cūrō ‎(I take care; I cure; I manage). Cognate of English procure.

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procurar ‎(first-person singular present indicative procuro, past participle procurado)

  1. to search; to seek; to look for
    • 2005, Matthew D. Bauer, O Poder de Cura da Acupressura e da Acupuntura, Editora Pensamento, ISBN 9788531514869, page 142:
      Se você sentir que a acupuntura incomoda, discuta o assunto com o seu acupunturista. Se não ficar satisfeito com o que ele lhe disser, procure outro acupunturista que use agulhas mais finas.
  2. to reach out (attempt to initiate communication)
  3. (auxiliary with a verb in the impersonal infinitive) to try; to attempt
    Sempre procuro evitar comida apimentada.
    I always try to avoid spicy food.
  4. to work as a procurator (attorney or agent)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin prōcūrāre, present active infinitive of prōcūrō ‎(I manage, administer), from Latin prō + cūrō. Cognate of English procure.

Verb[edit]

procurar ‎(first-person singular present procuro, first-person singular preterite procuré, past participle procurado)

  1. to obtain, acquire
  2. (catenative) to try, attempt
    1. to endeavor
    2. to make sure, assure
  3. to work as a procurator (attorney or agent)

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