Translation of procure in Spanish:

procure

Pronunciation: /prəˈkjʊr; prəˈkjʊə(r)/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (obtain) [formal] procurar [formal], obtener* [formal], conseguir*; (for oneself) procurarse [formal], obtener* [formal], conseguir*
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    • 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] conseguir*, lograr to procure the release of the hostages conseguir* or lograr la libertad de los rehenes
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    • 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) he was accused of procureing women for immoral purposes lo acusaron de lenocinio or proxenetismo

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.