procure

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See also: procuré

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French procurer, from Late Latin prōcūrāre, present active infinitive of Latin prōcūrō (I manage, administer), from prō (on behalf of) + cūrō (I care for).

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Verb[edit]

procure (third-person singular simple present procures, present participle procuring, simple past and past participle procured)

  1. (transitive) To acquire or obtain.
  2. (transitive) To obtain a person as a prostitute for somebody else.
  3. (transitive, criminal law) To induce or persuade someone to do something.
  4. (obsolete) To contrive; to bring about; to effect; to cause.
  5. (obsolete) To solicit; to entreat.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Spenser
      The famous Briton prince and faery knight, [] / Of the fair Alma greatly were procured / To make there longer sojourn and abode.
  6. (obsolete) To cause to come; to bring; to attract.

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References[edit]

  • procure” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

procure

  1. first-person singular present indicative of procurer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of procurer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of procurer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of procurer
  5. second-person singular imperative of procurer

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

procure f

  1. plural of procura

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

procure

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of procurar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of procurar
  3. first-person singular imperative of procurar
  4. third-person singular imperative of procurar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

procure

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of procurar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of procurar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of procurar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of procurar.