Procure

Definition of Procure

Pro`cure´
v. t.1.
[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.
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.
What unaccustomed cause procures her hither?
- Shak.
5.To obtain for illicit intercourse or prostitution.
v. i.1.To pimp.
2.To manage business for another in court.

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