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Definition 1: the acquisition of something for payment - [noun denoting act]

Samples where purchase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they closed the purchase with a handshake

(purchase is a kind of ...) the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

"the acquisition of wealth" "the acquisition of one company by another"

(... is a kind of purchase ) the act of purchasing back something previously sold

(... is a kind of purchase ) the act of buying

"buying and selling fill their days" "shrewd purchasing requires considerable knowledge"

Definition 2: the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for purchase in the sense of this definition

(purchase is a kind of ...) a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects

Definition 3: a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where purchase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could get no purchase on the situation

(purchase is a kind of ...) the effect of one thing (or person) on another

"the influence of mechanical action"

Definition 4: something acquired by purchase - [noun denoting possession]

(purchase is a kind of ...) something acquired

"a recent acquisition by the museum"

(... is a kind of purchase ) a corporation's purchase of its own outstanding stock; increases earnings/share so stock price rises (which can discourage a takeover attempt)

(... is a kind of purchase ) an advantageous purchase

"she got a bargain at the auction" "the stock was a real buy at that price"

Definition 5: obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction - [verb of possession]

Samples where purchase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for purchase in the sense of this definition

(purchase is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of purchase ) buy casually or spontaneously

"I picked up some food for a snack"

(... is a kind of purchase ) take over ownership of; of corporations and companies

(... is a kind of purchase ) buy on impulse without proper reflection

(... is a kind of purchase ) receive or obtain regularly

"We take the Times every day"

(... is a kind of purchase ) purchase

"What did you get at the toy store?"

(... is a kind of purchase ) buy, select

"I'll take a pound of that sausage"

(... is a kind of purchase ) buy what had previously been sold, lost, or given away

"He bought back the house that his father sold years ago"

(... is a kind of purchase ) purchase prepared food to be eaten at home

(purchase implies ...) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

"I paid four dollars for this sandwich" "Pay the waitress, please"

(purchase implies ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

(purchase has a similar meaning as ...) be worth or be capable of buying

"This sum will buy you a ride on the train"

(purchase belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

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