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Synonyms for buy

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Wiktionary4.7 / 3 votes

  1. buyverb


  2. buyverb


    sell, vend

  3. buyverb

    accept, take on, believe, swallow

    pitch, disbelieve, reject

  4. buyverb

    make a buy

English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. buy

    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.

    acquire, bargain for, barter for, get, obtain, procure, purchase, secure

    barter, dispose of, exchange, put to sale, sell

    Purchase at a price; at a public sale; of or from a person; for cash; with money; on time.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. buy

    purchase, bribe, subsidize, suborn

    sell, vend, hawk, retail

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 4 votes

  1. bargain, buy, stealverb

    an advantageous purchase

    "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"

    deal, bargain, steal


  2. buy, purchaseverb

    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"

    grease one's palms, purchase, corrupt, bribe


  3. bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palmsverb

    make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence

    "This judge can be bought"

    grease one's palms, pervert, spoil, vitiate, deprave, debauch, purchase, subvert, profane, defile, sully, debase, misdirect, demoralise, corrupt, taint, demoralize, cloud, bribe


  4. buyverb

    be worth or be capable of buying

    "This sum will buy you a ride on the train"

    grease one's palms, purchase, corrupt, bribe


  5. buyverb

    acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange

    "She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work"

    grease one's palms, purchase, corrupt, bribe


  6. buyverb

    accept as true

    "I can't buy this story"

    grease one's palms, purchase, corrupt, bribe


Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. buyverb

    purchase, bargain for

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. buyverb


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How to use buy in a sentence?

  1. Phil Verleger:

    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.

  2. Lena Chen:

    That means I rarely buy in stores such as Suning or Best Buy, though they do help me decide what to buy.

  3. Desiderius Erasmus:

    When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

  4. Will Rogers:

    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.

  5. Patek Philippe Chairman Thierry Stern:

    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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