What is the meaning of purchase?

Subtopics: method 


  • The acquisition of something for payment.
    • usage: "they closed the purchase with a handshake"
  • Something acquired by purchase.
  • A means of exerting influence or gaining advantage.
    • usage: "he could get no purchase on the situation"
  • The mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever.


  • Obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction.
    • usage: "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store"
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APAWordNet. (2010). purchase. Retrieved October 18, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/purchase/definitions/1188887
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "purchase" http://smartdefine.org/purchase/definitions/1188887 (accessed October 18, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, purchase, Smart Define, viewed 18 October, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/purchase/definitions/1188887>.
MLAWordNet. "purchase" 23 October 2010. Web. 18 October 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/purchase/definitions/1188887>
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