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sell

sell

 
pronunciation:
sel
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
sell out
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sells, selling, sold
definition 1: to exchange (something) with another for money.
similar words:
exchange, push, trade
definition 2: to offer for purchase.
synonyms:
carry, market, offer, vend
similar words:
auction, furnish, handle, hawk, hustle, negotiate, peddle, push, retail, supply, trade, unload, wholesale
definition 3: to convince or persuade to buy.
She sold him on the diamond pin.
synonyms:
talk into
similar words:
convince, induce, jawbone, persuade, sway
definition 4: to cause to be accepted.
He sold the idea to a skeptical crowd.
similar words:
hype, promote, push
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be involved in selling anything.
synonyms:
vend
similar words:
deal, hawk, peddle, trade, traffic, wholesale
definition 2: to transfer something to someone for money.
similar words:
exchange, trade
definition 3: to be in relative demand as an item for sale.
This book sells very well.
similar words:
go, move
definition 4: to have a particular price (usu. fol. by at or for).
It sells for six dollars.
synonyms:
cost, go for
similar words:
list, retail, wholesale
phrase: sell out
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the method used in selling.
Did he use a hard sell or a soft sell?
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Are you looking for the word cell? Sell and cell sound alike but have different meanings.
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  • seller:
    a person who sells something.
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