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  Definition of sell
  1. the activity of persuading someone to buy; "it was a hard sell"
  2. persuade somebody to accept something; "The French try to sell us their image as great lovers"
  3. give up for a price or reward; "She sold her principles for a successful career"
  4. exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
  5. do business; offer for sale as for one''s livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"
  6. deliver to an enemy by treachery; "Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country"
  7. be sold at a certain price or in a certain way; "These books sell like hot cakes"
  8. be responsible for the sale of; "All her publicity sold the products"
  9. be approved of or gain acceptance; "The new idea sold well in certain circles"
Similar Words: deal, trade, betray

 

See Also: distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out, trade, merchandise

 

Hyponyms: clear, negociate, scalp, bootleg, sell short, remainder, resell, syndicate, deaccession, sell off, foist off, palm off, fob off, realize, realise, auction, auction off, auctioneer, retail, wholesale, trust, sacrifice, dump, underprice, undersell, undercut, dispose, move, prostitute, push, deal, black marketeer, pyramid, market, peddle, monger, huckster, hawk, vend, pitch, double cross, trade

 

Grouped Verbs: betray, deal, trade

 

Entailments: give

 

Derivational Morphology: deal, trade, seller, marketer, vender, vendor, trafficker, selling, merchandising, marketing, business deal, trading, principal, dealer, trader, bargainer, monger, transaction, dealing, dealings, informer, betrayer, rat, squealer, blabber, treachery, betrayal, treason, perfidy

 

Anagrams: lees, seel, less, else

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: prodati   Catalan: vendre  
Chinese:   Danish: sælge  
Dutch: verkopen   Esperanto: vendi  
Finnish: myydä   French: vendre  
German: verkaufen   Hungarian: elad  
Indonesian: jual   Italian: vendere  
Japanese: 売る   Korean: 팔다  
Kurdish: firotin   Polish: sprzedawać  
Portuguese: vender   Romanian: vinde  
Russian: продавать   Slovene: prodati  
Spanish: vender   Swedish: sälja  
Tagalog: ipagbili   Telugu: అమ్ము  
Turkish: satmak   Vietnamese: bán  
 
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