purchase  

  • Pronunciation of purchase: P ER1 CH AH0 S ('pɜrʧəs)

  • Number of syllables of purchase: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of purchase

  • Definition of purchase

    • (n): the acquisition of something for payment; "they closed the purchase with a handshake"  
    • (n): a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage; "he could get no purchase on the situation"  
    • (n): the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever  
    • (n): something acquired by purchase  
    • (v): 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"  
  • Examples of purchase

    • The purchase of the mill property was highly irregular.  
    • The purchase caused slight discord amongst the community.  
    • Critics expressed concern about the propriety of the purchase.  
    • The purchase was for protecting the Sir.  
    • Crouch became president of the company upon the purchase.  
    • The Fair celebrated the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase.  
    • She is going to purchase prunes for her grandma.  
    • Brown used the money to purchase the Buffalo Braves of the NBA.  
    • Calibre was acquired as part of the purchase of Wachovia.  
    • Does the Wikipedia subsidize my bathrobe purchase  

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