procurar
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procurar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make an attempt)
a. to try
Procura ser más cuidadoso la próxima vez, ¿de acuerdo? Podrías lastimarte.Try to be more careful next time, ¿okay? You might get hurt.
2. (to endeavor)
a. to make sure
Por favor procura que los niños no coman nada con azúcar antes de acostarse.Please make sure the kids don't eat anything with sugar before going to bed.
3. (to give)
a. provide
Nos procuraron todo lo que necesitábamos.They provided us with everything we needed.
procurarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to get)
a. to obtain
Se procuró un buen puesto en la empresa de mi padre gracias a mí.She obtained a good position in my father's company thanks to me.
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procurar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (intentar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
procurar hacer algoto try to do something
procura llegar puntualtry to arrive on time
procurar que…to make sure that…
procuraré que no les falte nadaI'll try to make sure they have everything they need
2. (proporcionar)
a. to get, to secure
nos procurarán todos los medios necesariosthey will provide us with everything we need
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a. to get, to obtain
se procuró un trabajo en el extranjeroshe got herself a job abroad
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procurar
transitive verb
1 (intentar)
procurar hacer algo to try to do sth; endeavour o endeavor to do sth; (EEUU) procura conservar la calma do try to keep calm; procura que no te vean don't let them see you; take care not to let them see you
2 (conseguir) to get; obtain
procurar un puesto a algn to get sb a job; find a job for sb; esto nos procurará grandes beneficios this will bring us great benefits
3 (lograr)
procurar hacer algo to manage to do sth; succeed in doing sth; por fin procuró dominarse eventually he managed to control himself
pronominal verb
procurarse
procurarse algo to secure sth
nos procuramos la información necesaria
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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