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purchase

pur·chase

purchase

 
 
pronunciation:
puhr chs
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: purchased, purchases, purchasing
definition 1: to obtain by exchanging money for; buy.
The school will be purchasing new computers next year.They purchased a second home in Mexico.
similar words:
buy
definition 2: to get a secure hold or leverage on in order to lift or carry.
They purchased the piano carefully before hauling it up the steps.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that is purchased.
I went to a lot of stores but came home with only two purchases.
similar words:
buy
definition 2: the act of purchasing.
The purchase of a house can be a complicated process.
similar words:
buy
definition 3: a secure grip or hold, as for moving or lifting something heavy.
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derivations: purchasable (adj.), purchaser (n.)
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