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purchase

noun

1 purchase

The acquisition of something for payment.

Roget 809: expenditure, money going out; out goings, out lay; expenses, disbursement; prime cost etc. (price) 812; circulation; run upon a bank.    payment etc. ... show more

Roget 795: purchase, emption; buying, purchasing, shopping; preemption, refusal.    coemption, bribery; slave trade.    buyer, purchaser, emptor, vendee; ... show more

Roget 775: acquisition; gaining etc. v.; obtainment; procuration, procurement; purchase, descent, inheritance; gift etc. 784.    recovery, ... show more

Roget 180: space, extension, extent, superficial extent, expanse, stretch, hyperspace; room, scope, range, field, way, expansion, compass, ... show more

Dutch: aankoop, aanschaf, aanschaffing, besteding, koop, opkoop
Polish: zakupienie, nabycie, sprawienie, kupienie



2 purchase

Something acquired by purchase.

Dutch: aankoop, aanschaf, boodschap, boodschappen, inkopen, koop, verwerving
Polish: nabytek, zakup, sprawunek

3 purchase

A means of exerting influence or gaining advantage.

4 purchase

The mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever.

synonym: leverage.

Roget 175: influence; importance etc. 642; weight, pressure, preponderance, prevalence, sway; predominance, predominancy; ascendency; dominance, reign; ... show more

Dutch: gewin, hefboom, aanschaf, voordeel, gezag, macht, invloed, hefboomkracht

verb

1 purchase

Obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction:
— The family purchased a new car.

synonym: buy.

Roget 795: buy, purchase, invest in, procure; rent etc. (hire) 788; repurchase, buy in.    keep in one's pay, bribe, suborn; pay ... show more

Dutch: aankopen, kopen


Moby thesaurus: achieve, acquire, acquiring, acquisition, advantage, approach, ascendancy, attain, authority, bear hug, bite, bribe, buy, buy back, buy in, buy into, buy off, buy on credit, buy up, buying ... show more.

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