V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to obtain something by special effort; 2. to bring about

Synonyms: acquire, buy, find, obtain, gather, accumulate, persuade, bring about, cause, effect

Antonyms: lose, scatter, disperse

Tips: Procure is derived from the Late Latin procurare, which means "to take for, take care of." To procure something means you have taken care to obtain it. Procurement is the act of obtaining something. In business, procurement is a more sophisticated way to denote purchasing.

Usage Examples:

Fans were lined up for miles to procure an autograph from the famous singer. (obtain, acquire)

Before applying to a college, you must first procure a copy of the school's application. (obtain)

When he couldn't find a computer to meet his needs, he procured a custom model from the manufacturer. (bought, obtained)

I tried to procure a friendly and open environment in my workplace by always leaving my office door open and greeting everyone with a smile. (bring about, effect)

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