the acquisition of something for payment
"they closed the purchase with a handshake"
something acquired by purchase
a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage
"he could get no purchase on the situation"
the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
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"
To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.
to purchase favor with flattery.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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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How to use purchase in a sentence?
She did make statements that were threatening to schools and she did purchase a firearm... and that's why she's a credible threat.
Modern-day consumer awareness has reached such staggering levels that consumers get to know everything about a certain product and the corporation producing it. If consumers are not informed the same minute about any changes or alterations, they may never purchase your product again.
No one will make an offer to purchase your failings; you must own them or dispose the flaws into the trash.
I know I’ll have to spend half of my earnings to purchase the potato seed for my next crop.
It's likely to be finalised shortly, the power purchase agreement would include a transmission line.
Translations for purchase
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- koupit, koupě, nákup, získat, sehnatCzech
- Kauf, Einkauf, kaufen, Anschaffung, anschaffenGerman
- aĉetaĵo, aĉetiEsperanto
- adquisición, compra, comprarSpanish
- acquisition, acquérir, achat, acheterFrench
- ceannach, ceannaichScottish Gaelic
- գնել, առնելArmenian
- compra, comprare, acquistoItalian
- 購入, 購買Japanese
- aanwinst, koop, nastreven, aanschaf, kopen, verwerven, verwerving, afkopen, aankoop, waard, winnen, aankopen, aanschaffen, bekomen, gewinDutch
- kjøpe, kjøp, overdragelse, sikre seg, anskaffelse, erverve, kjøpe seg, anskaffe, ervervelseNorwegian
- kupno, zakupPolish
- compra, aquisição, comprar, comprasPortuguese
- приобретение, покупкаRussian
- kúpa, kúpiť, nákup, zohnať, získaťSlovak
- mua, tựa vào, bám vàoVietnamese
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