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procure

pro·cure

procure

 
 
pronunciation:
pro kyur
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: procured, procures, procuring
definition 1: to get or get hold of by effort; obtain.
During the war, it was difficult to procure the medicine that his wife needed.
synonyms:
acquire, get, obtain, secure
similar words:
achieve, appropriate, attain, buy, commandeer, earn, gain, garner, grasp, purchase, seize, take, win
definition 2: to bring about or effect.
They hoped that these measures would procure peace.
synonyms:
effect
similar words:
cause, contrive, elicit, induce, land
definition 3: to obtain the services of (a prostitute) for another person.
A prostitute had been procured for the general.
similar words:
hustle, solicit, supply
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to serve as a procurer of sexual services.
synonyms:
pander, pimp, solicit
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derivations: procurable (adj.), procurement (n.)
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