HyperDic: procure

English > 2 senses of the word procure:
VERBpossessionprocure, secureget by special effort
consumptionprocure, pander, pimparrange for sexual partners for others
procure > pronunciation
Soundsprowkyuh'r
Rhymesallure ... Ur: 39 rhymes with uhr...
English > procure: 2 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningGet by special effort.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Example"He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"
Synonymsecure
Entailed byreserve, hold, bookArrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
NarrowercopyrightSecure a copyright on a written work
engage, enlisthire for work or assistance
patentObtain a patent / patent for
subornprocure (false testimony or perjury)
BroaderobtainCome into possession of
Spanishadquirir, obtener, procurar
Nounsprocurement, procurance, procuralthe act of getting possession of something
procurersomeone who obtains or acquires
English > procure: 2 senses > verb 2, consumption
MeaningArrange for sexual partners for others.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymspander, pimp
Broaderprovide, supply, ply, caterGive what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
Nounsprocurersomeone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)

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