Synonyms for buy
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Buy and purchase are close synonyms, signifying to obtain or secure as one's own by paying or promising to pay a price; in numerous cases the two words are freely interchangeable, but with the difference usually found between words of Saxon and those of French or Latin origin. The Saxon buy is used for all the homely and petty concerns of common life, the French purchase is often restricted to transactions of more dignity; yet the Saxon word buy is commonly more emphatic, and in the higher ranges of thought appeals more strongly to the feelings. One may either buy or purchase fame, favor, honor, pleasure, etc., but when our feelings are stirred we speak of victory or freedom as dearly bought. "Buy the truth, and sell it not" (Prov. xxiii, 23) would be greatly weakened by the rendering "Purchase the truth, and do not dispose of it." Compare BUSINESS; GET; PRICE; SALE.
Purchase at a price; at a public sale; of or from a person; for cash; with money; on time.
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Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 4 votes
bargain, buy, stealverb
an advantageous purchase
"she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"
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"
bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palmsverb
make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
"This judge can be bought"
be worth or be capable of buying
"This sum will buy you a ride on the train"
acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange
"She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work"
accept as true
"I can't buy this story"
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Consumers do not buy gasoline for enjoyment in the way they buy chocolate. They buy gasoline because they must if they want to move ... Gasoline use is up not because consumers are taking more leisure trips but rather because economic activity is burgeoning.
That means I rarely buy in stores such as Suning or Best Buy, though they do help me decide what to buy.
When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.
Don't gamble take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
When you are buy a Patek Philippe, you buy a timeless piece of art, it would be as if you told people to no longer buy paintings but TV screens projecting the image of a painting.
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