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English noun: purchase

1. purchase (act) the acquisition of something for payment

SamplesThey closed the purchase with a handshake.

Broader (hypernym)acquisition

Narrower (hyponym)buyback, buying, purchasing, redemption, repurchase

2. purchase (possession) something acquired by purchase

Broader (hypernym)acquisition

Narrower (hyponym)bargain, buy, steal, stock buyback

3. purchase (phenomenon) a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage

SamplesHe could get no purchase on the situation.

Broader (hypernym)influence

4. purchase (phenomenon) the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever


Broader (hypernym)mechanical phenomenon

English verb: purchase

1. purchase (possession) obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction

SamplesThe family purchased a new car.
The conglomerate acquired a new company.
She buys for the big department store.

ExamplesThe children purchase the ball


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody

Broader (hypernym)acquire, get

Narrower (hyponym)buy back, buy food, buy out, buy up, get, impulse-buy, pick up, repurchase, subscribe, subscribe to, take, take, take out, take over

Entailchoose, pay, pick out, select, take

Verb groupbuy

Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism


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