procure

[p_ɹ_ə_k_j_ˈʊə], [pɹəkjˈʊ͡ə], [pɹəkjˈʊ‍ə]

Definitions of procure:

  1.   To get or obtain; cause or bring about; as, to procure a result. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   To obtain; to bring about; to win. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Procurement. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   To obtain: to cause: to attract. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   To get; to gain; to acquire; to cause; to bring about; to bring on; to draw to; to attract. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   To pimp. – Newage Dictionary DB
  7.   To obtain; cause. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for procure:

  1. 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
  2. Rulers who want to unleash war know very well that they must procure or invent a first victim. – Elias Canetti
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Did he procure all things for thee by prayer? ” – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  5. Perhaps they are young ladies of family; and this adventure may procure us great advantages in this country. ” – Candide by Voltaire Commentator: Philip Littell
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Jean would lack for nothing that either money or influence could procure – The Belovéd Traitor by Frank L. Packard
  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. Therefore the body of my royal ancestor must remain here until I can procure the money. ” – The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

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Idioms for procure:

  • procure sth ( from sm or sth) ( for sm or sth);
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