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pro·cure / prəˈkyoŏr; prō-/ • v. [tr.] 1. obtain (something), esp. with care or effort: food procured for the rebels | he persuaded a friend to procure him a ticket. ∎  obtain (someone) as a prostitute for another person: he was charged with procuring a minor. 2. [tr.] Law persuade or cause (someone) to do something: he procured his wife to sign the agreement. DERIVATIVES: pro·cur·a·ble adj. pro·cure·ment n.

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procure † contrive; bring about by effort; obtain, win. XIII. — (O)F. procurer — L. prōcūrāre take care of, attend to, manage, f. PRO-1 + cūrāre look after.
So procurer XIV (in earliest use, advocate, defender, manager). — AN. procurour, OF. procureur — L. prōcūrātor, -ōr- PROCURATOR.

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PROCURE

To cause something to happen; to find and obtain something or someone.

Procure refers to commencing a proceeding; bringing about a result; persuading, inducing, or causing a person to do a particular act; obtaining possession or control over an item; or making a person available for sexual intercourse.

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