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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
they were purchasing
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
they will purchase
Future Perfect
I will have purchased
you will have purchased
he/she/it will have purchased
we will have purchased
you will have purchased
they will have purchased
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
he/she/it has been purchasing
we have been purchasing
you have been purchasing
they have been purchasing
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
they will have been purchasing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been purchasing
you had been purchasing
he/she/it had been purchasing
we had been purchasing
you had been purchasing
they had been purchasing
Conditional
I would purchase
you would purchase
he/she/it would purchase
we would purchase
you would purchase
they would purchase
Past Conditional
I would have purchased
you would have purchased
he/she/it would have purchased
we would have purchased
you would have purchased
they would have purchased
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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I now live in peace and safety, enjoying the sweets of liberty, and the bounties of Providence, with my once fellow-sufferers, in this delightful country, which I have seen purchased with a vast expence of blood and treasure, delighting in the prospect of its being, in a short time, one of the most opulent and powerful states on the continent of North- America; which, with the love and gratitude of my country-men, I esteem a sufficient reward for all my toil and dangers.
But she named the infant "Pearl," as being of great price -- purchased with all she had -- her mother's only treasure
But if there was a pleasure in all this, while snugly cuddling in the chimney corner of a chamber that was all of a ruddy glow from the crackling wood fire, and where, of course, no spectre dared to show its face, it was dearly purchased by the terrors of his subsequent walk homewards.
The ship, however, was by no means a large one: a Russian craft built on the Siberian coast, and purchased by my uncle after bartering away the vessel in which he sailed from home.
This lucky salvation was cheaply purchased by the loss of Queequeg's hat, who, while standing in the bows to prick the fugitive whales, had his hat taken clean from his head by the air-eddy made by the sudden tossing of a pair of broad flukes close by.
Simon Legree, Tom's master, had purchased slaves at one place and another, in New Orleans, to the number of eight, and driven them, handcuffed, in couples of two and two, down to the good steamer Pirate, which lay at the levee, ready for a trip up the Red river.
Then had followed the news that the producer of this awful event was a stranger, a mighty magician at Arthur's court; that he could have blown out the sun like a candle, and was just going to do it when his mercy was purchased, and he then dissolved his enchantments, and was now recognized and honored as the man who had by his unaided might saved the globe from destruction and its peoples from extinction.
This I quickly was: my best dress (the silver-grey one, purchased for Miss Temple's wedding, and never worn since) was soon put on; my hair was soon smoothed; my sole ornament, the pearl brooch, soon assumed.
In the Doctor's little household, as in very many others, the articles of daily consumption that were wanted were purchased every evening, in small quantities and at various small shops.
My aunt took so kindly to the notion, that some ready-made clothes, which were purchased for me that afternoon, were marked 'Trotwood Copperfield', in her own handwriting, and in indelible marking-ink, before I put them on; and it was settled that all the other clothes which were ordered to be made for me (a complete outfit was bespoke that afternoon) should be marked in the same way.
When we got back, he had the hardihood to tell me that he wished my sister could have known I had done her so much honour, and to hint that she would have considered it reasonably purchased at the price of her death.
Also, by way of throwing further light on this clue of the tinder-box, a collection was made of all the articles purchased from the pedlar at various houses, and carried to the Rainbow to be exhibited there.

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