procure

  • 1 procure — [ prɔkyr ] n. f. • 1743; « procuration » 1265; de procurer ♦ Relig. 1 ♦ Office de procureur dans certaines maisons et communautés religieuses. Adjoint à procure. ♢ Bureaux, logement du procureur d un couvent. 2 ♦ Magasin d objets de piété. ●… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 procure — pro‧cure [prəˈkjʊə ǁ proʊˈkjʊr] verb [transitive] formal to obtain something that is needed for a particular task: • Companies in the industry reported difficulty in procuring raw materials. • Investors showed faith in Pathé s ability to procure… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 procure — pro·cure /prə kyu̇r/ vt pro·cured, pro·cur·ing: to obtain, induce, or cause to take place pro·cur·able adj pro·cur·er n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Procure — Pro*cure , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Procured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Procuring}.] [F. procurer, L. procurare, procuratum, to take care of; pro for + curare to take care, fr. cura care. See {Cure}, and cf. {Proctor}, {Proxy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To bring… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 procure — [prō kyoor′, prəkyoor′] vt. procured, procuring [ME procuren < MFr procurer, to procure < L procurare, to take care of, attend to < pro (see PRO 2) + curare, to attend to < cura, care (see CURE)] 1. to get or bring about by some… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Procure — Pro*cure , v. i. [1913 Webster] 1. To pimp. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To manage business for another in court. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 procuré — procuré, ée (pro ku ré, rée) part. passé de procurer …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 8 procure — c.1300, bring about, cause, effect, from O.Fr. procurer (13c.), from L.L. procurare to take for, take care of, in classical Latin, manage, take care of; from pro in behalf of (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + curare care for (see CURE (Cf. cure)). Main… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 procure — *get, obtain, secure, acquire, gain, win Analogous words: *negotiate, arrange, concert: *reach, compass, gain, achieve, attain …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 procure — [v] acquire, obtain annex, appropriate, bring around, buy, buy out, buy up, come by, compass, cop*, corral, draw, earn, effect, find, gain, get, get hold of, grab, have, induce, land*, latch on to, lay hands on, make a haul*, manage to get*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 procuré — Procuré, [procur]ée. part …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 12 procure — ► VERB 1) obtain. 2) Law persuade or cause to do something. DERIVATIVES procurable adjective procurement noun. ORIGIN Latin procurare take care of, manage …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 procure — UK [prəˈkjʊə(r)] / US [prəˈkjʊr] verb Word forms procure : present tense I/you/we/they procure he/she/it procures present participle procuring past tense procured past participle procured formal 1) [transitive] to obtain something, especially… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 procure — pro|cure [ prə kjur ] verb FORMAL 1. ) transitive to obtain something, especially with effort or difficulty: procure something for someone/something: She asked him to procure visas for her family. procure someone something: He had endeavored to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 procure — procurement, n. /proh kyoor , preuh /, v., procured, procuring. v.t. 1. to obtain or get by care, effort, or the use of special means: to procure evidence. 2. to bring about, esp. by unscrupulous and indirect means: to procure secret documents. 3 …

    Universalium

  • 16 procure — (pro ku r ) s. f. Office de procureur dans une maison religieuse. Il brigua la procure.    Logement particulier où le procureur fait les affaires de la communauté. Nous nous vîmes à la procure. HISTORIQUE    XIIIe s. •   Je cuit [pense] estre… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 17 procure — [13] The cure of procure goes back to Latin cūrāre ‘look after’, source of English cure. Combination with prō ‘for’ produced prōcūrāre ‘look after on behalf of someone else, manage’, which English acquired via Old French procurer as procure. The… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 procure — [[t]prəkjʊ͟ə(r)[/t]] procures, procuring, procured 1) VERB If you procure something, especially something that is difficult to get, you obtain it. [FORMAL] [V n] It remained very difficult to procure food, fuel and other daily necessities. 2)… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 procure — verb formal 1 (T) to obtain something, especially something that is difficult to get: procure sb sth/procure sth for sb: Somehow he had procured us an invitation. 2 (I, T) old fashioned to provide a prostitute for someone procurable adjective… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 procure — [c]/prəˈkjʊə / (say pruh kyoouh) verb (procured, procuring) –verb (t) 1. to obtain or get by care, effort, or the use of special means: to procure evidence. 2. to effect; cause; bring about, especially by unscrupulous or indirect means: to… …

    Australian English dictionary