To acquire or obtain an item or service, sometimes rare, usually by extra effort.
To obtain a person as a prostitute for somebody else.
To induce or persuade someone to do something.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A person may obtain a situation by the intercession of friends, he procures a dinner by paying for it. Attain is a lofty word, pointing to some high or desirable result; a man attains the mountain summit, he attains honor or learning as the result of strenuous and earnest labor. Even that usage of attain which has been thought to refer to mere progress of time carries the thought of a result desired; as, to attain to old age; the man desires to live to a good old age; we should not speak of his attaining his dotage. One may attain an object that will prove not worth his labor, but what he achieves is in itself great and splendid; as, the Greeks at Marathon achieved a glorious victory. Compare DO; GET; REACH.
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get by special effort
"He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"
pander, pimp, procureverb
arrange for sexual partners for others
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We could procure funds, but many shareholders are demanding that money should be used on healthcare businesses.
I was disturbed by the implication that foreign governments were being approached to procure negative information on political opponents.
What we want to look at is what's the most cost effective mix of weapons, there is certainly a role for hypersonics in that, and we need to invest in that and procure them in some quantities, but there's still an open question in my mind about what's the most cost effective mix.
The concept for this work was originally devised by an imaging expert based on his experience at crime scenes, the equipment required to put this form of fingerprinting into practice is inexpensive and relatively easy to procure, making it a simple, cost-effective forensic tool to combat wildlife crime.
The timing of my resignation was the result of two overriding concerns : the failure in my view, of the State Department to offer support to Foreign Service employees caught up in the impeachment inquiry ; and, second, by what appears to be the utilization of our ambassadors overseas to advance domestic political objectives, to see the emerging information on the engagement of our missions to procure negative political information for domestic purposes, combined with the failure I saw in the building to provide support for our professional cadre in a particularly trying time, I think the combination was a pretty good reason to decide enough, that I had no longer a useful role to play.
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- erwerben, besorgen, beschaffenGerman
- obtenir, procurer, acquérir, proxénétismeFrench
- procacciare, procurare, ottenereItalian
- verwerven, schaffenDutch
- wystarać się, sprokurowaćPolish
- подговаривать, сводничать, добывать, доставатьRussian
- preskrbeti, dobiti, nabavitiSlovene
- införskaffa, anskaffa, skaffaSwedish
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