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Meaning & Definition of Purchase in English

English

Purchase

/pərʧəs/

noun

1. The acquisition of something for payment

  • "They closed the purchase with a handshake"
    synonym:
  • purchase

2. Something acquired by purchase

    synonym:
  • purchase

3. A means of exerting influence or gaining advantage

  • "He could get no purchase on the situation"
    synonym:
  • purchase

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

    synonym:
  • leverage
  • ,
  • purchase

verb

1. Obtain by purchase

  • Acquire by means of a financial transaction
  • "The family purchased a new car"
  • "The conglomerate acquired a new company"
  • "She buys for the big department store"
    synonym:
  • buy
  • ,
  • purchase

Examples of using

"Here is the map! ...It's fucking useless!" "Then why did you purchase a faulty piece of shit in the first place?" "It was on sale at the Island of Lower Prices."
You can purchase this medicine without a prescription.
That purchase was a good bargain.