Procure vs Regain – What’s the difference?

Procure vs Regain - What's the difference?
Procure is a related term of regain. As verbs the difference between procure and regain is that procure is while regain is to get back; to recover possession of.





  • To acquire or obtain.
  • * Milton
  • if we procure not to ourselves more woe
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  • Later there would also be need for seeds and artificial manures, besides various tools and, finally, the machinery for the windmill. How these were to be procured , no one was able to imagine.
  • To obtain a person as a prostitute for somebody else.
  • (criminal law) To induce or persuade someone to do something.
  • (obsolete) To contrive; to bring about; to effect; to cause.
  • * Robynson (More’s Utopia)
  • By all means possible they procure to have gold and silver among them in reproach.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall.
  • (obsolete) To solicit; to entreat.
  • * Spenser
  • The famous Briton prince and faery knight, / Of the fair Alma greatly were procured / To make there longer sojourn and abode.
  • (obsolete) To cause to come; to bring; to attract.
  • * Shakespeare
  • What unaccustomed cause procures her hither?


    * (acquire) obtain
    * (obtain a prostitute) buy, purchase






    (en verb)

  • To get back; to recover possession of.
  • * {{quote-news
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    , passage=Sarkozy’s total will be seen as a personal failure. It is the first time an outgoing president has failed to win a first-round vote in the past 50 years and makes it harder for Sarkozy to regain momentum.}}



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