Definitions of procure

  1. arrange for sexual partners for others
  2. get by special effort; " He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"
  3. 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.
  4. To contrive; to bring about; to effect; to cause.
  5. To solicit; to entreat.
  6. To cause to come; to bring; to attract.
  7. To obtain for illicit intercourse or prostitution.
  8. To pimp.
  9. To manage business for another in court.
  10. To get or obtain; cause or bring about; as, to procure a result.
  11. Procurement.
  12. To obtain: to cause: to attract.
  13. To obtain; cause.
  14. To come in to possession of by effort; bring about; get; obtain.
  15. To obtain; to bring about; to win.
  16. To get; to gain; to acquire; to cause; to bring about; to bring on; to draw to; to attract.

Antonyms for procure

fail, forfeit, give, surrender, hand over, let go, expend, shell out, part, spend, relinquish, pay, lay out, abandon, miss, grant, yield, give up, lose, transfer, consign, disburse, accord, transmit.

Quotes of procure

  1. If I can procure three hundred good substantial names of persons, or bodies, or institutions, I cannot fail to do well for my family, although I must abandon my life to its success, and undergo many sad perplexities and perhaps never see again my own beloved America. – John James Audubon
  2. If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another. – Robert Bulwer-Lytton
  3. Rulers who want to unleash war know very well that they must procure or invent a first victim. – Elias Canetti
  4. We procured from an Indian a weasel perfectly white except the extremity of the tail which was black: great numbers of wild geese are passing to the south, but their flight is too high for us to procure any of them. – Meriwether Lewis
  5. I am accordingly ready; I have pressed as many Cabinet papers into trunks as to fill one carriage; our private property must be sacrificed, as it is impossible to procure wagons for its transportation. – Dolley Madison
  6. If a commodity were in no way useful, - in other words, if it could in no way contribute to our gratification, - it would be destitute of exchangeable value, however scarce it might be, or whatever quantity of labour might be necessary to procure it. – David Ricardo
  7. The honorable William Penn, late governor of Pennsylvania, was chosen agent to the Court of Britain, and directed to deliver the petition to the King himself and to endeavor by his personal influence to procure a favorable reception to this last address. – Mercy Otis Warren
  8. I shall begin my march for Camp tomorrow morning. It was not in my power to move until I could procure shoes for the troops almost barefoot. – Anthony Wayne
  9. If you insist upon fighting to protect me, or 'our' country, let it be understood soberly and rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits where I have not shared and probably will not share. – Virginia Woolf

Usage examples for procure

  1. When Giovanni had left her she had felt that he would find means to procure the young girl's liberty, and the only thing which seemed strange to her was the fact that Giovanni did not return himself. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  2. He telegraphed me to this effect, and, on a moment's consideration of the incident, I ordered him to procure a copy of the picture from the gallery if he possibly could. – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
  3. Therefore the body of my royal ancestor must remain here until I can procure the money. – The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume
  4. The brigadier determined to halt a little in Luckhoff to procure if possible more definite information. – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  5. He begged his mother to procure him Shelley's works, a request not easily complied with, for the excellent reason that not one of the local booksellers had even heard of the poet's name. – Life of Robert Browning by William Sharp
  6. If a farmer does not avail himself of the act for all of his employees, he may procure insurance for a limited portion of them. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  7. I have here a ring from mine uncle, the prior, which, when I show it at certain places, will procure us lodging, and Lincoln is one of them. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  8. There we sat and watched the sick man as he slept- that quiet sleep which the physician had pronounced so necessary for him, and which his art had failed to procure – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  9. Go now with Mrs. Arnot, and aid in her kind efforts to procure my release. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  10. While the waggon proceeded onwards the next morning, our friend Donald again set out, accompanied this time by Chickango, to assist him in carrying home any game he might procure – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. Yes; I am about to procure some for dinner, and you shall see my preserve. – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
  12. One of the last you will take to procure food. – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  13. Jean would lack for nothing that either money or influence could procure – The Belovéd Traitor by Frank L. Packard
  14. In his sad state of health he could not do much to entertain a young man, but he could procure him some good fishing and shooting in the neighborhood. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  15. The attitude of any nation toward alcohol is a function of the length of time that nation has had a chance to procure strong drink easily. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  16. The vessel's boats were sent on shore to procure fresh water. – Peter Stuyvesant, the Last Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam by John S. C. Abbott
  17. He had all the railway timetables that he could procure and he was busily studying them, with the design of " getting on." – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  18. Perhaps they are young ladies of family; and this adventure may procure us great advantages in this country. – Candide by Voltaire Commentator: Philip Littell
  19. Did he procure all things for thee by prayer? – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  20. I will procure you the means of uniting yourself soon to the Princess whose hand you are anxious to obtain. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various

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