AskDefine | Define procure

Dictionary Definition



1 get by special effort; "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed" [syn: secure]
2 arrange for sexual partners for others [syn: pander, pimp]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a RP /prəˈkjʊə/, /pr@"kjU@/
  • a US /proʊˈkjʊr/|/prəˈkjʊr/


  1. To acquire or obtain an item, sometimes rare, usually by extra effort.



to procure



  1. Plural of procura

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