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Definition 1: the activity of persuading someone to buy - [noun denoting act]

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

  • it was a hard sell

(sell is a kind of ...) the general activity of selling

"they tried to boost sales" "laws limit the sale of handguns"

Definition 2: persuade somebody to accept something - [verb of communication]

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

  • The French try to sell us their image as great lovers

(sell is a kind of ...) cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

"You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"

Definition 3: exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent - [verb of possession]

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

  • He sold his house in January
  • She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit

(sell is a kind of ...) give to, and receive from, one another

"Would you change places with me?" "We have been exchanging letters for a year"

(... is a kind of sell ) convert into cash; of goods and property

(... is a kind of sell ) sell at an auction

(... is a kind of sell ) sell on the retail market

(... is a kind of sell ) sell in large quantities

(... is a kind of sell ) sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive

(... is a kind of sell ) sell at a loss

(... is a kind of sell ) sell at artificially low prices

(... is a kind of sell ) sell cheaper than one's competition

(... is a kind of sell ) give, sell, or transfer to another

"She disposed of her parents' possessions"

(... is a kind of sell ) sell one's body; exchange sex for money

(... is a kind of sell ) get rid of by selling, usually at reduced prices

"The store sold off the surplus merchandise"

(... is a kind of sell ) sell (art works) from a collection, especially in order to raise money for the purchase of other art works

"The museum deaccessioned several important works of this painter"

(... is a kind of sell ) sell

"We cleared a lot of the old model cars"

(... is a kind of sell ) sell or discount

"negociate securities"

(... is a kind of sell ) sell illegally, as on the black market

(... is a kind of sell ) sell illicit products such as drugs or alcohol

"They were bootlegging whiskey"

(... is a kind of sell ) sell securities or commodities or foreign currency that is not actually owned by the seller, who hopes to cover (buy back) the sold items at a lower price and thus to earn a profit

(... is a kind of sell ) sell cheaply as remainders

"The publisher remaindered the books"

(... is a kind of sell ) sell (something) again after having bought it

(... is a kind of sell ) sell articles, television programs, or photos to several publications or independent broadcasting stations

(... is a kind of sell ) dispose of by selling

"The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"

(sell implies ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(sell has a similar meaning as ...) be sold at a certain price or in a certain way

"These books sell like hot cakes"

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

Definition 4: do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood - [verb of possession]

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

  • She deals in gold
  • The brothers sell shoes

Synonyms for sell in the sense of this definition

(sell is a kind of ...) conduct business

"transact with foreign governments"

(... is a kind of sell ) deal on the black market

(... is a kind of sell ) sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)

"The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"

(sell has a similar meaning as ...) sell

"deal hashish"

(... is a kind of sell ) sell or offer for sale from place to place

(... is a kind of sell ) deal in a market

(... is a kind of sell ) use or deal in (as of stock or commercial transaction) in a pyramid deal

(sell has a similar meaning as ...) be sold at a certain price or in a certain way

"These books sell like hot cakes"

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

Definition 5: give up for a price or reward - [verb of possession]

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

  • She sold her principles for a successful career

(sell is a kind of ...) relinquish possession or control over

"The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"

(sell has a similar meaning as ...) deliver to an enemy by treachery

"Judas sold Jesus" "The spy betrayed his country"

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

  • Judas sold Jesus
  • The spy betrayed his country

Synonyms for sell in the sense of this definition

(sell is a kind of ...) be false to; be dishonest with

(... is a kind of sell ) betray by double-dealing

(sell has a similar meaning as ...) give up for a price or reward

"She sold her principles for a successful career"

Definition 7: be sold at a certain price or in a certain way - [verb of stative]

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

  • These books sell like hot cakes

(sell is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of sell ) be sold at the retail level

"These gems retail at thousands of dollars each"

(... is a kind of sell ) be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions

"The stock traded around $20 a share"

(sell has a similar meaning as ...) exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent

"He sold his house in January" "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"

(sell has a similar meaning as ...) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood

"She deals in gold" "The brothers sell shoes"

Definition 8: be responsible for the sale of - [verb of stative]

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

  • All her publicity sold the products

(sell is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Definition 9: be approved of or gain acceptance - [verb of stative]

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

  • The new idea sold well in certain circles

(sell is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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