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 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. [1913 Webster]

If we procure not to ourselves more woe. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To contrive; to bring about; to effect; to cause. [1913 Webster]

By all means possible they procure to have gold and silver among them in reproach. --Robynson (More's Utopia) . [1913 Webster]

Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To solicit; to entreat. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The famous Briton prince and faery knight, . . . Of the fair Alma greatly were procured To make there longer sojourn and abode. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. To cause to come; to bring; to attract. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

What unaccustomed cause procures her hither? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To obtain for illicit intercourse or prostitution. [1913 Webster]

Syn: See {Attain}. [1913 Webster]

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