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Lewis : procuro

procuro prōcūro (the first o scanned short, Tib. 1, 5, 13; Ov. A. A. 1, 587), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n., to take care of, attend to, look after any thing. In gen. (class.; syn.: curam gero). Act.: nunc tu te interim, quasi pro puerperā, hic procuras, Plaut. Truc. 2, 4, 59: pueros, id. Poen. prol. 28; cf.: nunc puero utere et procura, id. Truc. 4, 4, 25: hic sunt trecenti nummi ... hinc me procura, id. Poen. 3, 4, 5: corpora, Verg. A. 9, 158: sacrificia, Caes. B. G. 6, 13: sacra, Nep. Them. 2, 8: arbores, Cato, R. R. 43: semina, Pall. 7, 9: plantas, id. 12, 7, 11.

Neutr., with dat., to look after, care for (ante- and post-class.): bene procuras mihi, Plaut. Stich. 1, 2, 37: victui potuique, Arn. 3, 115.

In partic., to take care of, to manage one's affairs (class.). Act.: procurat negotia Dionysii, Cic. Fam. 12, 24, 3: hereditatem, id. Att. 6, 9, 2.—Hence, of religious acts, to avert or expiate (evil omens) by sacrifice (cf.: expio, lustro): monstra, Cic. Div. 1, 2, 3: procurare atque expiare signa, quae a diis hominibus portenduntur, id. ib. 2, 63, 130; Liv. 1, 21; 5, 18; 27, 37: ostentum, Phaedr. 3, 3, 16: fulgur, Suet. Galb. 4: sacrificio ostentorum ac fulgurum denuntiationes procurantur, Val. Max. 1, 1, 1.

Neutr., to hold a charge or administration, to be procurator: cum procuraret in Hispaniā, Plin. Ep. 3, 5, 17: procurante Pontio Pilato Judaeam, Vulg. Luc. 3, 1; Dig. 29, 2, 86.—With dat. of person (post-class.): procurare patri, to act as agent for, Dig. 32, 1, 34, § 1; 27, 1, 44.

With dat. of thing: operibus publicis, Dig. 43, 8, 2.—Of religious acts, to make expiation or atonement: VT CONSVL HOSTIIS MAIORIBVS IOVI ET MARTI PROCVRARET, S. C. ap. Gell. 4, 6, 2.—With ne: ipse procuravi, ne possent saeva nocere Somnia, ter sancta deveneranda mola, Tib. 1, 5, 13.—Impers. pass.: simul procuratum est, quod tripedem mulum Reate natum nuntiatum erat, Liv. 40, 2.