TEM8 IELTS GRE
- procure:  The -cure of procure goes back to Latin cūrāre ‘look after’, source of English cure. Combination with prō- ‘for’ produced prōcūrāre ‘look after on behalf of someone else, manage’, which English acquired via Old French procurer as procure. The main modern sense ‘obtain’ developed via ‘take care, take pains’ and ‘bring about by taking pains’. The agent noun derived from the Latin verb was prōcūrātor ‘manager, agent’; English adopted this as procurator , and subsequently contracted it to proctor . A similar process of contraction lies behind proxy, which goes back to Latin prōcūrātiō.
=> cure, proctor, proxy
- procure (v.)
- c. 1300, "bring about, cause, effect," from Old French procurer "care for, be occupied with; bring about, cause; acquire, provide" (13c.) and directly from Late Latin procurare "manage, take care of;" from pro- "in behalf of" (see pro-) + curare "care for" (see cure (v.)). Main modern sense "obtain; recruit" (late 14c.) is via "take pains to get" (mid-14c.). Meaning "to obtain (women) for sexual gratification" is attested from c. 1600. Related: Procured; procuring.
- 1. The meat they'd managed to procure assuaged their hunger.
- 2. She managed to procure a ticket for the concert.
- 3. It remained very difficult to procure food, fuel and other daily necessities.
- 4. Can you procure some specimens for me / procure me some specimens?
- 你能替我弄到一些标本 吗 ?
- 5. What documents should he attempt to procure from Portland?
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