What is the meaning of buy?


  • An advantageous purchase.
    • usage: "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"


  • 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"
  • Make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence.
    • usage: "This judge can be bought"
  • Be worth or be capable of buying.
    • usage: "This sum will buy you a ride on the train"
  • Acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange.
    • usage: "She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work"
  • Accept as true.
    • usage: "I can't buy this story"
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APAWordNet. (2010). buy. Retrieved March 21, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/buy/definitions/1262411
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