pro·cure /prəˈkjʊr, pro-/
Pro·cure v. t. [imp. & p. p. Procured p. pr. & vb. n. Procuring.]
1. 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.
If we procure not to ourselves more woe. --Milton.
2. To contrive; to bring about; to effect; to cause.
By all means possible they procure to have gold and silver among them in reproach. --Robynson (More's Utopia) .
Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall. --Shak.
3. To solicit; to entreat. [Obs.]
The famous Briton prince and faery knight, . . .
Of the fair Alma greatly were procured
To make there longer sojourn and abode. --Spenser.
4. To cause to come; to bring; to attract. [Obs.]
What unaccustomed cause procures her hither? --Shak.
5. To obtain for illicit intercourse or prostitution.
Syn: -- See Attain.
Pro·cure v. i.
1. To pimp.
2. To manage business for another in court. [Scot.]
v 1: get by special effort; "He procured extra cigarettes even
though they were rationed" [syn: secure]
2: arrange for sexual partners for others [syn: pander, pimp]