procure

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See also: procuré

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Etymology[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To acquire or obtain.
    Synonyms: get, gain, acquire, attain, obtain
  2. (transitive) To obtain a person as a prostitute for somebody else.
    Synonyms: buy, purchase
  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.
  6. (obsolete) To cause to come; to bring; to attract.

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French[edit]

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procure

  1. inflection of procurer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /proˈku.re/
  • Rhymes: -ure
  • Hyphenation: pro‧cù‧re

Noun[edit]

procure f

  1. plural of procura

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pro‧cu‧re

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procure

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of procurar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of procurar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of procurar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of procurar

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɾoˈkuɾe/, [pɾoˈku.ɾe]

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procure

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