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buy

buy

pronunciation:
baI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
buy off
features:
Homophone Note, Word Explorer
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: buys, buying, bought
definition 1: to obtain in exchange for money; purchase.
We need to buy some milk at the store.
synonyms:
purchase
similar words:
acquire, gain, obtain, procure
definition 2: to obtain by way of trade or exchange.
The candidates are just buying votes with these campaign promises.
similar words:
acquire, gain, obtain, purchase
definition 3: (informal) to accept as valid; believe.
I won't buy that excuse.
synonyms:
accept, believe, swallow
similar words:
adopt, agree, confirm, credit, esteem, value
definition 4: to give a bribe to.
They have enough money and power to buy politicians.
synonyms:
blackmail, bribe, pay off
similar words:
fix, grease someone's palm
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be a purchaser of goods and services.
He's always buying, and I'm always trying to save.She travels often because she buys for the department store where she works.
similar words:
trade, treat
phrase: buy off
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of purchasing.
That was a buy that we really couldn't afford.
synonyms:
purchase, sale
similar words:
acquisition, bargain, investment
definition 2: something bought or intended for buying.
The car was a good buy.
synonyms:
commodity, purchase
similar words:
bargain, goods, merchandise, wares
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The words buy and by sound alike but have different meanings.
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