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Definition of Procure


  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.
  2. To contrive; to bring about; to effect; to cause.
  3. To solicit; to entreat.
  4. To cause to come; to bring; to attract.
  5. To obtain for illicit intercourse or prostitution.
  6. To pimp.
  7. To manage business for another in court.

Procure Quotations

Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Now, if you notice how the swan, putting its neck down into the deep water, brings up food for itself from below, then you will discover the wisdom of the Creator, in that He gave it a neck longer than its feet for this reason, that it might, as if lowering a sort of fishing line, procure the food hidden in the deep water.
Saint Basil

We procured from an Indian a weasel perfectly white except the extremity of the tail which was black: great numbers of wild geese are passing to the south, but their flight is too high for us to procure any of them.
Meriwether Lewis

Rulers who want to unleash war know very well that they must procure or invent a first victim.
Elias Canetti

If you insist upon fighting to protect me, or 'our' country, let it be understood soberly and rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits where I have not shared and probably will not share.
Virginia Woolf
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Procure Translations

procure in Dutch is uitreiken, verschaffen, verstrekken
procure in French is procurent, procurez, procurons
procure in German is vermitteln, beschaffe
procure in Italian is procurare
procure in Latin is redimo
procure in Portuguese is obtenha
procure in Spanish is procurar
procure in Swedish is anskaffa, utveckla, skaffa, ackvirera
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