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Synonyms for sell
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sell(verb)

    the activity of persuading someone to buy

    "it was a hard sell"

    Antonyms:
    purchase, buy

  2. sell(verb)

    exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent

    "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"

    Synonyms:
    deal, trade, betray

    Antonyms:
    purchase, buy

  3. sell(verb)

    be sold at a certain price or in a certain way

    "These books sell like hot cakes"

    Synonyms:
    deal, trade, betray

    Antonyms:
    buy, purchase

  4. sell(verb)

    persuade somebody to accept something

    "The French try to sell us their image as great lovers"

    Synonyms:
    deal, trade, betray

    Antonyms:
    purchase, buy

  5. deal, sell, trade(verb)

    do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood

    "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"

    Synonyms:
    betray, shell out, swop, plow, carry on, lot, swap, apportion, dish out, deal out, allot, care, portion out, consider, take, treat, share, trade in, dispense, dole out, divvy up, grapple, switch, deal, parcel out, trade, manage, merchandise, contend, administer, address, make out, mete out, distribute, handle, conduct, cover, cope, make do, get by, look at

    Antonyms:
    buy, purchase

  6. sell(verb)

    give up for a price or reward

    "She sold her principles for a successful career"

    Synonyms:
    deal, trade, betray

    Antonyms:
    buy, purchase

  7. sell(verb)

    be approved of or gain acceptance

    "The new idea sold well in certain circles"

    Synonyms:
    deal, trade, betray

    Antonyms:
    buy, purchase

  8. sell(verb)

    be responsible for the sale of

    "All her publicity sold the products"

    Synonyms:
    deal, trade, betray

    Antonyms:
    purchase, buy

  9. betray, sell(verb)

    deliver to an enemy by treachery

    "Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country"

    Synonyms:
    cuckold, cheat on, bewray, deceive, give away, shit, stag, lead astray, trade, shop, betray, cheat, wander, rat, snitch, denounce, tell on, grass, fail, deal

    Antonyms:
    purchase, buy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sell

    Convey, transmit, and transport all imply delivery at a destination; as, I will convey the information to your friend; air conveys sound (to a listener); carry does not necessarily imply delivery, and often does not admit of it. A man carries an appearance, conveys an impression, the appearance remaining his own, the impression being given to another; I will transmit the letter; transport the goods. A horse carries his mane and tail, but does not convey them. Transfer may or may not imply delivery to another person; as, items may be transferred from one account to another or a word transferred to the following line. In law, real estate, which can not be moved, is conveyed by simply transferring title and possession. Transport usually refers to material, transfer, transmit, and convey may refer to immaterial objects; we transfer possession, transmit intelligence, convey ideas, but do not transport them. In the case of convey the figurative sense now predominates. Compare CARRY.

    Synonyms:
    carry, change, change, convey, give, move, remove, shift, transfer, transmit, transport

    Antonyms:
    cling to, hold, keep, possess, preserve, retain

    Preposition:
    Convey to a friend, a purchaser, etc.; convey from the house to the station; convey by express, by hand, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sell

    Synonyms:
    vend, retail, hawk, dispose of

    Antonyms:
    give, bestow, present

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sell(n)

    Synonyms:
    (Slang) imposition, cheat, hoax, deception, trick, fraud

  2. sell(v)

    Synonyms:
    vend, barter, exchange, betray, (Slang) deceive, impose upon, cheat

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    selling, sale, sold, seii, sales, sells, resell, dispose

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. SELL

    Synonyms:
    selectin L, TQ1, LAM1, CD62 antigen-like family member L, LNHR, gp90-MEL, LYAM1, Leu-8, CD62L, Lyam-1, LSEL, hLHRc, PLNHR, L-selectin, lymphocyte adhesion molecule 1, LEU8, LAM-1, OTTHUMP00000032696, Leukocyte surface antigen Leu-8, pln homing receptor, Leukocyte-endothelial cell adhesion molecule 1, CD62L antigen, Lymph node homing receptor, Leukocyte adhesion molecule 1, LECAM1

How to pronounce sell?

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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say sell in sign language?

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How to use sell in a sentence?

  1. Wall Street Proverb:

    Buy on the rumor sell on the news.

  2. Finance Minister Michael Noonan:

    This is not being dictated by any political agenda. It looks now like the earliest opportunity will be November, December, and I'm not going to rush it. I don't need to sell any bit of AIB before the election.

  3. John Kihia:

    If you sell through an auction and you have a good quality product, people will be competing for your flowers which will give you a better price.

  4. Wayne Lam:

    They're looking to differentiate and say we don't want to compete with everyone at the lower end, we want to sell something unique.

  5. Andrew Frankel:

    Yesterday's sell-up was in a vacuum. There is still a sell bias and the unrest around Syria and Russia are also weighing.


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