English noun: purchase
|1.||purchase (act) the acquisition of something for payment|
|Samples||They closed the purchase with a handshake.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||buyback, buying, purchasing, redemption, repurchase|
|2.||purchase (possession) something acquired by purchase|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bargain, buy, steal, stock buyback|
|3.||purchase (phenomenon) a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage|
|Samples||He could get no purchase on the situation.|
|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|
|Samples||The family purchased a new car.|
The conglomerate acquired a new company.
She buys for the big department store.
|Examples||The children purchase the ball|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----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|
|Entail||choose, pay, pick out, select, take|
|Domain category||commerce, commercialism, mercantilism|