from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To get by special effort; obtain or acquire: managed to procure a pass.
- transitive v. To bring about; effect: procure a solution to a knotty problem.
- transitive v. To obtain (a sexual partner) for another.
- intransitive v. To obtain sexual partners for others.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To acquire or obtain an item or service, sometimes rare, usually by extra effort.
- v. To obtain a person as a prostitute for somebody else.
- v. To induce or persuade someone to do something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To contrive; to bring about; to effect; to cause.
- transitive v. To solicit; to entreat.
- transitive v. To cause to come; to bring; to attract.
- transitive v. To obtain for illicit intercourse or prostitution.
- intransitive v. To pimp.
- intransitive v. To manage business for another in court.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To care for; give attention to; look after.
- To bring about by care and pains; effect; contrive and effect; induce; cause: as, he procured a law to be passed.
- To obtain, as by request, loan, effort, labor, or purchase; get; gain; come into possession of.
- To prevail with unto some end; lead; bring.
- To solicit; urge earnestly.
- Synonyms To provide, furnish, secure, compass.
- Obtain, etc. See attain.
- To pander; pimp.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. arrange for sexual partners for others
- v. get by special effort
Middle English procuren, from Old French procurer, to take care of, from Latin prōcūrāre : prō-, for; see pro-1 + cūrāre, to care for (from cūra, care; see cure).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French procurer, from Late Latin procurare ("to take for, take care of, manage"), from pro- ("in behalf of") with curare ("care for"). (Wiktionary)