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.]

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.

[Obs.]

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.

[Obs.]

What unaccustomed cause procures her hither? Shak.

5.

To obtain for illicit intercourse or prostitution.

Syn. -- See Attain.

 

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Pro*cure" (?), v. i.

1.

To pimp.

Shak.

2.

To manage business for another in court.

[Scot.]

 

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