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Definition of Purchase

Purchase

  1. To pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire.
  2. To obtain by paying money or its equivalent; to buy for a price; as, to purchase land, or a house.
  3. To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.; as, to purchase favor with flattery.
  4. To expiate by a fine or forfeit.
  5. To acquire by any means except descent or inheritance.
  6. To buy for a price.
  7. To apply to (anything) a device for obtaining a mechanical advantage; to get a purchase upon, or apply a purchase to; as, to purchase a cannon.
  8. To put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert one's self.
  9. To acquire wealth or property.
  10. The act of seeking, getting, or obtaining anything.
  11. The act of seeking and acquiring property.
  12. The acquisition of title to, or properly in, anything for a price; buying for money or its equivalent.
  13. That which is obtained, got, or acquired, in any manner, honestly or dishonestly; property; possession; acquisition.
  14. That which is obtained for a price in money or its equivalent.
  15. Any mechanical hold, or advantage, applied to the raising or removing of heavy bodies, as by a lever, a tackle, capstan, and the like; also, the apparatus, tackle, or device by which the advantage is gained.
  16. Acquisition of lands or tenements by other means than descent or inheritance, namely, by one's own act or agreement.

Purchase Quotations

Be careful in dealing with a man who cares nothing for comfort or promotion, but is simply determined to do what he believes to be right. He is a dangerous uncomfortable enemy, because his body, which you can always conquer, gives you little purchase upon his soul.
Gilbert Murray

Shopping with friends is a great way of still enjoying the thrill of the chase without having to make a purchase. It can also be a real bonding opportunity. Helping your friend find something nice is just as rewarding as helping yourself.
Sophie Kinsella

Labour was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.
Adam Smith

When consumers purchase a Toyota, they are not simply purchasing a car, truck or van. They are placing their trust in our company.
Akio Toyoda

We had high and boisterous winds last night and this morning: the Indians continue to purchase repairs with grain of different kinds.
Meriwether Lewis
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Purchase Translations

purchase in Afrikaans is koop
purchase in Dutch is koop, inkoop, aankoop
purchase in Finnish is ostaa
purchase in French is achetons, achetez, acheter, achetent, emplette
purchase in German is Einkauf, Anschaffung {f}, kaufen, Einkau {m}
purchase in Italian is comprare, compra, compera, decrescenza, acquistare
purchase in Latin is emo emi emptum, reparo
purchase in Portuguese is compra, comprar
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