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Effort RequiredPlay
Use 'procure' when effort is made to get something, not when it's easily available. SlideShe managed to procure rare ingredients for the recipe.
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More Than ShoppingPlay
'Procure' is not just for buying, but for any means of obtaining, even borrowing. SlideHe procured the historical records from the archive.
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Slightly FormalPlay
The word 'procure' is slightly formal; use it in business or official contexts. SlideWe must procure the necessary permits to start construction.