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pur·chase

 (pûr′chĭs)
tr.v. pur·chased, pur·chas·ing, pur·chas·es
1. To obtain in exchange for money or its equivalent; buy.
2. To acquire by effort; earn: purchased the victory with the loss of many lives.
3. To pull or haul by means of a mechanical device, such as a winch.
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of buying: the sudden purchase of a car.
b. Something bought: That hat was a wise purchase.
2.
a. A hold or position that allows the application of power, as in moving something: got a purchase for her foot and climbed up.
b. A device, such as a pulley, used to obtain mechanical advantage.
c. A means or advantage that allows the increase of power or influence.

[Middle English purchasen, to pursue, purchase, from Old French purchacier : pur-, forth (from Latin prō-; see per in Indo-European roots) + chacier, to chase; see chase1.]

pur′chas·er n.

purchase

(ˈpɜːtʃɪs)
vb (tr)
1. (Commerce) to obtain (goods, etc) by payment
2. to obtain by effort, sacrifice, etc: to purchase one's freedom.
3. (Mechanical Engineering) to draw, haul, or lift (a load) with the aid of mechanical apparatus
4. (Law) to acquire (an estate) other than by inheritance
n
5. (Law) something that is purchased, esp an article bought with money
6. (Commerce) the act of buying
7. (Law) acquisition of an estate by any lawful means other than inheritance
8. (Mechanical Engineering) a rough measure of the mechanical advantage achieved by a lever
9. a firm foothold, grasp, etc, as for climbing or levering something
10. a means of achieving some influence, advantage, etc
[C13: from Old French porchacier to strive to obtain, from por- for +chacier to chase1]
ˈpurchaser n

pur•chase

(ˈpɜr tʃəs)

v. -chased, -chas•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to acquire by the payment of money or its equivalent; buy.
2. to acquire by effort, sacrifice, flattery, etc.
3. to influence by a bribe.
4. to be sufficient to buy: Ten dollars will purchase two tickets.
5. to move, haul, or raise, esp. by applying mechanical power.
6. to get a leverage on; apply a lever, pulley, or other aid to.
7. Obs. to procure; acquire; obtain.
v.i.
8. to buy something.
n.
9. acquisition by the payment of money or its equivalent.
10. something that is purchased or bought.
11. acquisition by means of effort, labor, etc.
12. Law. the acquisition of land or other property by means other than inheritance.
13. a lever, pulley, or other device that provides mechanical advantage or power for moving or raising a heavy object.
14. an effective hold or position for applying power in moving or raising a heavy object; leverage.
15. any means of applying or increasing power, influence, etc.
16. a firm grip or footing on something.
[1275–1325; (v.) Middle English < Anglo-French purchacer to seek to obtain, procure (Old French pourchacier) =pur- (< Latin prō- pro-1) + chacer to chase1]
pur′chas•a•ble, adj.
pur′chas•er, n.

purchase


Past participle: purchased
Gerund: purchasing

Imperative
purchase
purchase
Present
I purchase
you purchase
he/she/it purchases
we purchase
you purchase
they purchase
Preterite
I purchased
you purchased
he/she/it purchased
we purchased
you purchased
they purchased
Present Continuous
I am purchasing
you are purchasing
he/she/it is purchasing
we are purchasing
you are purchasing
they are purchasing
Present Perfect
I have purchased
you have purchased
he/she/it has purchased
we have purchased
you have purchased
they have purchased
Past Continuous
I was purchasing
you were purchasing
he/she/it was purchasing
we were purchasing
you were purchasing
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Past Perfect
I had purchased
you had purchased
he/she/it had purchased
we had purchased
you had purchased
they had purchased
Future
I will purchase
you will purchase
he/she/it will purchase
we will purchase
you will purchase
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Future Perfect
I will have purchased
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he/she/it will have purchased
we will have purchased
you will have purchased
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Future Continuous
I will be purchasing
you will be purchasing
he/she/it will be purchasing
we will be purchasing
you will be purchasing
they will be purchasing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been purchasing
you have been purchasing
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we have been purchasing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been purchasing
you will have been purchasing
he/she/it will have been purchasing
we will have been purchasing
you will have been purchasing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been purchasing
you had been purchasing
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we had been purchasing
you had been purchasing
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Conditional
I would purchase
you would purchase
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Past Conditional
I would have purchased
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purchase - the acquisition of something for paymentpurchase - the acquisition of something for payment; "they closed the purchase with a handshake"
acquisition - the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another"
buyback, repurchase, redemption - the act of purchasing back something previously sold
buying, purchasing - the act of buying; "buying and selling fill their days"; "shrewd purchasing requires considerable knowledge"
2.purchase - something acquired by purchase
stock buyback - a corporation's purchase of its own outstanding stock; increases earnings/share so stock price rises (which can discourage a takeover attempt)
acquisition - something acquired; "a recent acquisition by the museum"
buy, steal, bargain - an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"
3.purchase - a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage; "he could get no purchase on the situation"
influence - the effect of one thing (or person) on another; "the influence of mechanical action"
4.purchase - the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a leverpurchase - the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
mechanical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects
Verb1.purchase - 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"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
buy back, repurchase - buy what had previously been sold, lost, or given away; "He bought back the house that his father sold years ago"
take - buy, select; "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
get - purchase; "What did you get at the toy store?"
subscribe to, subscribe, take - receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
buy out, buy up, take over - take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
pick up - buy casually or spontaneously; "I picked up some food for a snack"
buy food, take out - purchase prepared food to be eaten at home
impulse-buy - buy on impulse without proper reflection
buy - be worth or be capable of buying; "This sum will buy you a ride on the train"

purchase

verb
1. buy, pay for, obtain, get, score (slang), gain, pick up, secure, acquire, invest in, shop for, get hold of, come by, procure, make a purchase She purchased a tuna sandwich and a carton of orange juice. Most of the shares were purchased by brokers.
buy sell, market, retail, trade in, hawk, merchandise, peddle, vend
noun
1. acquisition, buy, investment, property, gain, asset, possession She opened the bag and looked at her purchases.
2. grip, hold, support, footing, influence, edge, advantage, grasp, lever, leverage, foothold, toehold I got a purchase on the rope and pulled.

purchase

verb
To acquire in exchange for money or something of equal value:
noun
Something bought or capable of being bought:
Translations
شِراء، إبْتِياعمُشْتَرىيَشْتَرِييَشْتَري، يَبْتاع
koupěkoupitnákup
købeindkøbkøb
aĉeti
ostaa
kupiti
megvásárlásvásárlásvétel
kaupkaupa
購入する
사다
pirkimas
pirkšanapirktpirkums
kúpa
kupitinakup
köp
ซื้อ
satın almaksatın alınan şeysatın alma
mua

purchase

[ˈpɜːtʃɪs]
A. N
1. (= act, object) → compra f, adquisición f
to make a purchasehacer una compra, efectuar una adquisición (frm)
2. (= grip) → agarre m, asidero m; (= leverage) → palanca f
I got a purchase on the rope and pulledme agarré de la cuerda y tiré
I was trying to get a purchase on the cliff faceestaba intentando agarrarme a la pared del acantilado
the wheels can't get a purchase on this surfacelos neumáticos no se adhieren bien a esta superficie
B. VT (frm) → comprar, adquirir
to purchase sth from sbcomprar algo a algn
he purchased his freedom at a great pricepagó muy cara su libertad
C. CPD purchase order Norden f de compra
purchase price Nprecio m de compra
purchase tax N (Brit) (formerly) → impuesto m sobre la venta

purchase

[ˈpɜːrtʃɪs]
n
(= act of buying) → achat m
to make a purchase → faire un achat
(= item bought) → achat m
(= grip) → prise f
to get a purchase on sth → trouver une prise sur qch
vt (= buy) → acheter
to purchase sth from sb → acheter qch à qnpurchase order nordre m d'achatpurchase price nprix m d'achat

purchase

n
Kauf m; (of furniture, machine, flat, car)Kauf m, → Anschaffung f; to make a purchaseeinen Kauf tätigen, eine Anschaffung machen
(= grip)Halt m; he couldn’t get a purchase on the wet ropeer konnte an dem nassen Seil keinen Halt finden
vt (= buy)kaufen, erwerben (geh), → erstehen (geh); (fig) success, victoryerkaufen

purchase

:
purchase account
n (Comm) → Wareneingangskonto nt
purchase money
nKaufgeld nt
purchase order
purchase price
nKaufpreis m

purchase

[ˈpɜːtʃɪs]
1. n
a. (act) → acquisto; (thing purchased) → acquisto, compera
b. (grip) → presa
to get a purchase on → trovare un appoggio su
2. vt (frm) → acquistare, comprare

purchase

(ˈpəːtʃəs) verb
to buy. I purchased a new house.
noun
1. anything that has been bought. She carried her purchases home in a bag.
2. the act of buying. The purchase of a car should never be a hasty matter.
ˈpurchaser noun
a buyer.

purchase

يَشْتَرِي koupit købe kaufen αγοράζω adquirir ostaa acquérir kupiti acquistare 購入する 사다 kopen innkjøp nabyć comprar приобретать köp ซื้อ satın almak mua 购买
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He had come to purchase a wedding gift for his daughter, Janet, and an outfit for himself in which he might make a creditable appearance at her marriage.
Purchase wealth by her safety and satisfy your revenge with a single victim.
As his car slid downtown on Tuesday morning the mind of Arnold Thorndike was occupied with such details of daily routine as the purchase of a railroad, the Japanese loan, the new wing to his art gallery, and an attack that morning, in his own newspaper, upon his pet trust.
side of Kentucke River, from the Cherokee Indians, to attend their treaty at Wataga, in March, 1775, to negotiate with them, and, mention the boundaries of the purchase.
One moment, Miss Christie," said Dick lightly, as his thumb and finger relaxed in his waistcoat pocket over the only piece of money in the world that had remained to him after his extravagant purchase of Christie's saffrona rose, "one moment: in this yer monetary transaction, if you like, you are at liberty to use MY name.
By the time this latter purchase was completed, the elderly gentleman had resumed his way, and turned the street corner.
Seeing Teta Elzbieta's evident grief at this news, he added, after some hesitation, that if they really intended to make a purchase, he would send a telephone message at his own expense, and have one of the houses kept.
I've made a purchase for your department,--see here," said St.
For when the purchase was about to fail, as usual, the master sud- denly spoke up and said what would be worded thus -- in modern English:
Ten thousand toadstools, with the right purchase, could lift a man, I suppose.
She threw herself wholeheartedly on her niece's side when it became a question between a crimson or a brown linsey-woolsey dress, and went through a memorable struggle with her sister concerning the purchase of a red bird for Rebecca's black felt hat.
In the spring of 1838, when Master Thomas came to Baltimore to purchase his spring goods, I got an opportunity, and applied to him to allow me to hire my time.