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  Definition of buy
  1. an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"
  2. accept as true; "I can''t buy this story"
  3. obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store"
  4. acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange; "She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work"
  5. make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought"
  6. be worth or be capable of buying; "This sum will buy you a ride on the train"
Similar Words: bargain, steal, purchase, bribe, corrupt, grease one's palms

 

See Also: stock, buy in, take over, buy out, buy up

 

Hyponyms: song, travel bargain, buy back, repurchase, take, get, subscribe, subscribe to, take over, buy out, buy up, pick up, take out, buy food, impulse-buy, sop, buy off, pay off

 

Grouped Verbs: purchase

 

Entailments: pay, choose, take, select, pick out

 

Derivational Morphology: purchase, dicker, bargain, buyer, purchaser, emptor, vendee, buying, purchasing, steal, briber, suborner, bribery, graft, bribe, payoff

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: blej   Arabic: اشتر  
Armenian: գնել (gnel)   Catalan: comprar  
Chinese:   Danish: købe  
Dutch: kopen   Esperanto: aĉeti  
Estonian: ostma   Finnish: ostaa  
French: acheter   Frisian: keapje  
German: kaufen   Hebrew: לקנות  
Indonesian: beli   Interlingua: comprar  
Italian: comprare   Japanese: 買う  
Korean: 사다   Kurdish: kirrîn  
Latin: emere   Maltese: xtara  
Norwegian: kjøpe   Polish: kupić  
Portuguese: comprar   Romanian: a cumpăra  
Russian: покупать   Serbian: kupiti  
Slovene: kupiti   Spanish: comprar  
Swahili: kununua   Swedish: köpa  
Tagalog: bumilí   Vietnamese: mua  
 
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