Hypertext Webster Gateway: "procuring"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Procure \Pro*cure"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Procured}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Procuring}.] [F. procurer, L. procurare, procuratum,
to take care of; pro for + curare to take care, fr. cura
care. See {Cure}, and cf. {Proctor}, {Proxy}.]
1. To bring into possession; to cause to accrue to, or to
come into possession of; to acquire or provide for one's
self or for another; to gain; to get; to obtain by any
means, as by purchase or loan.

If we procure not to ourselves more woe. --Milton.

2. To contrive; to bring about; to effect; to cause.

By all means possible they procure to have gold and
silver among them in reproach. --Robynson
Utopia) .

Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall. --Shak.

3. To solicit; to entreat. [Obs.]

The famous Briton prince and faery knight, . . . Of
the fair Alma greatly were procured To make there
longer sojourn and abode. --Spenser.

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