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  Definition of purchase
  1. the acquisition of something for payment; "they closed the purchase with a handshake"
  2. a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage; "he could get no purchase on the situation"
  3. the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
  4. something acquired by purchase
  5. 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"
Similar Words: leverage, buy

 

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

 

Hyponyms: redemption, repurchase, buyback, buying, purchasing, stock buyback, bargain, buy, steal, buy back, take, get, subscribe, subscribe to, take over, buy out, buy up, pick up, take out, buy food, impulse-buy

 

Grouped Verbs: buy

 

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

 

Derivational Morphology: buy, pry, prise, prize, lever, jimmy, buyer, purchaser, emptor, vendee, buying, purchasing, bargain, steal

 

 
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