get by special effort
"He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"
pander, pimp, procure(verb)
arrange for sexual partners for others
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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How to use procure in a sentence?
We will procure nuclear energy on a scale and pace that the country can afford.
It could be that President Trump procured the presidency by fraud, when immigrants procure their citizenship by fraud, we strip them of their citizenship. When a president procures his presidency by fraud, should we consider doing the same?
The minute that the U.S. decides to procure Iron Dome, we will transfer all the knowledge and production file to Raytheon.
We have to buy something in (fiscal year) '16 for that line to extend, the challenge for me is that if the line shuts down ... I now run out of options, and I can't procure Growlers if the analysis says that we need more.
I hate the miser, whose unsocial breast Locks from the world his useless stores. Wealth by the bounteous only is enjoyed, Whose treasures, in diffusive good employed, The rich return of fame and friends procure, And ?gainst a sad reverse a safe retreat secure.
Translations for procure
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- erwerben, beschaffen, besorgenGerman
- obtenir, proxénétisme, acquérir, procurerFrench
- procacciare, ottenere, procurareItalian
- verwerven, schaffenDutch
- sprokurować, wystarać sięPolish
- добывать, подговаривать, сводничать, доставатьRussian
- nabaviti, preskrbeti, dobitiSlovene
- anskaffa, införskaffa, skaffaSwedish
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