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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 Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. purchaseverb

    buy, bargain for

  2. purchaseverb

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

  3. purchasenoun


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.0 / 1 vote

  1. purchaseverb


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  1. Nathan West:

    [T]he City did not purchase these spires for the purpose of energy creating infrastructure but rather as a park element. There are however many other thoughts that went into the decision making regarding purchase of the spires.

  2. Adam Smith:

    A person who can acquire no property, can have no other interest but to eat as much, and to labour as little as possible. Whatever work he does beyond what is sufficient to purchase his own maintenance can be squeezed out of him by violence only, and not by any interest of his own.

  3. Hassan Rouhani:

    If Europeans can purchase our oil or pre-purchase it and we can have access to our money, that will ease the situation and we can fully implement the deal... otherwise we will take our third step.

  4. Anna Wexler:

    I’d estimate that there have been tens of thousands of devices sold in the last few years, though it’s not clear whether people purchase them and continue to use them, or whether they purchase them and throw them away.

  5. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.

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