procure

In prison movies, there's always a character who is able to procure all sorts of contraband from the inside––magazines, cigarettes, special soap. If you procure something, you get it or bring it about by special effort.

Procure's synonym obtain is a little formal, but less formal than procure itself. The noun procurement commonly refers to the obtaining of materials and supplies. Procure descends from Middle English procuren, from Old French procurer "to take care of," from Latin prōcūrāre, formed from the prefix prō- "for" plus cūrāre "to care for" (from cūra "care").

Definitions of procure
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v get by special effort

“He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed”
Synonyms:
secure
Types:
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suborn
procure (false testimony or perjury)
copyright
secure a copyright on a written work
patent
obtain a patent for
engage, enlist
hire for work or assistance
recruit
seek to employ
Type of:
obtain
come into possession of

v arrange for sexual partners for others

Type of:
cater, ply, provide, supply
give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

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