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Synonyms for purchase
ˈpɜr tʃəspur·chase

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  1. purchaseverb

    The acquisition of title to, or property in, anything for a price; buying for money or its equivalent.

    to purchase favor with flattery.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. purchase

    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, buy, get, obtain, procure, 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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. purchasenoun

    the acquisition of something for payment

    "they closed the purchase with a handshake"


  2. purchasenoun

    something acquired by purchase


  3. purchasenoun

    a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage

    "he could get no purchase on the situation"


  4. leverage, purchaseverb

    the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever

    leveraging, leverage

  5. 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, corrupt, buy, bribe

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. purchaseverb

    buy, bargain for

  2. purchaseverb

    [Rare.] obtain, acquire, procure, get, gain

  3. purchasenoun


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  1. purchaseverb


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  1. Jeev Trika:

    It seemed as though I was personally targeted by Google, i would purchase a brand new domain and post nothing more than ‘bye bye world’ and within minutes, Google would de-index that domain too. So, Google’s argument that it was removing websites because they were violating Google webmaster guidelines falls flat. It was not about the website content, it was about targeting the website owner. The fact that Google targets people like this is not something that is consistent with their published policies, or what they tell the public.

  2. Beth Lowell:

    The federal government should provide consumers with assurances that the seafood they purchase is safe, legally caught and honestly labeled.

  3. Ryan Seidemann:

    When I was out in this community cemetery, I was up to my knees in muck, so finding the purchase for a crane or some other kind of [ machinery ] to get a hold and be able to lift these these heavy weights is going to be a challenge.

  4. Faisal Sultan:

    We are in the process to obtain Western origin and other vaccines both via bilateral purchase agreements as well as via the COVAX facility.

  5. Karl Stoltzfus:

    We want to purchase it and refurbish it and bring it back to Bridgewater [Virginia] and have it for public display.

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