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procure
American English: /prəˈkjʊr/
British English: /prəˈkjʊə/

Translation of procure in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (obtain) [formal]
    (for oneself)
    procurarse [formal]
    Example sentences
    • The study - jointly conducted by the World Health Organisation and the aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres - looked at efforts to procure antiretroviral drugs in 10 countries.
    • The Wall Street Journal has been leaked those portions of the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate relating to Iraq's efforts to procure uranium in Africa.
    • Questionnaires regarding Community Childcare were sent out to families in the Aghamore area during the week in an effort to procure affordable childcare facilities in the region.
    1.2 (bring about) [formal] to procure the release of the hostages
    conseguir or lograr la libertad de los rehenes
    Example sentences
    • Retail Credit Cards Ltd. was charged with aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring offences committed by another person under the Consumer Credit Act 1974.
    • The employee was acquitted of the principal offence, but the Court of Appeal upheld the employer's conviction for, essentially, procuring the actus reus.
    • The officers had been acting as Agents provocateurs, and had procured the appellants to commit the offences.
    1.3 (for sex) See examples: he was accused of procureing women for immoral purposes
    lo acusaron de lenocinio or proxenetismo

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