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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purchaser - a person who buyspurchaser - a person who buys      
customer, client - someone who pays for goods or services
customer agent - a foreign purchaser who buys goods outright for resale
home buyer - someone buying a house
orderer - someone who places an order to buy

purchaser

noun buyer, customer, consumer, vendee (Law) The broker will get 5% if he finds a purchaser.
dealer, retailer, merchant, seller, vendor, shopkeeper, salesperson, tradesman, salesman or saleswoman

purchaser

noun
One who buys goods or services:
Translations
مُشْتَرٍ، شارٍ
kupující
køber
ostaja
vásárlóvevő
kaupandi

purchaser

[ˈpɜːtʃɪsəʳ] Ncomprador(a) m/f

purchaser

[ˈpɜːrtʃɪsərr] nacheteur/euse m/fpurchase tax n (British)taxe f à l'achatpurchasing power npouvoir m d'achat

purchaser

nKäufer(in) m(f)

purchaser

[ˈpɜːtʃɪsəʳ] nacquirente m/f, compratore/trice

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.
References in classic literature ?
They may prefer a system which would give unlimited scope to all nations to be the carriers as well as the purchasers of their commodities.
The thing never got a chance to die, for every day, at one place or another, possible purchasers looked us over, and, as often as any other way, their comment on the king was something like this:
The Hebrew aide-de-camp in the service of the officer at the table bid against the Hebrew gentleman employed by the elephant purchasers, and a brisk battle ensued over this little piano, the combatants being greatly encouraged by Mr.
When they ventured to hint at this, the agent's reply was that the purchasers would be moving in shortly.
Now I must either bundle it back in to my tin kitchen to mold, pay for printing it myself, or chop it up to suit purchasers and get what I can for it.
I did not see him do it, but this I know: after all his furniture and his cookstove and pots and pans had been hauled off by the purchasers, when his house was stripped and bare, he sat down on the floor with his clasp-knife and ate all the melons that he had put away for winter.
Theories are for the poor- devil outcast,--for him who stands outside the confectioner's shop of life without a penny in his pocket, while the radiant purchasers pass in and out through the doors,--for him who watches with wistful eyes this and that sugared marvel taken out of the window by mysterious hands, to bless some happy customer inside.
THE PURCHASER of a black servant was persuaded that the color of his skin arose from dirt contracted through the neglect of his former masters.
A POLITICAL Preferment, labelled with its price, was canvassing the State to find a purchaser.
Here is the appearance of purchaser as supplied at the Arcade:-- looked like a military gentleman; tall, dark, and rather dressy; fine Roman nose (quite so), carefully trimmed moustache going grey (not at all); hair thin and thoughtfully distributed over the head like fiddlestrings, as if to make the most of it (pah
The title suggests all kinds of mysteries; a glance at the chapter-headings quickly confirms the suspicions already aroused, and the sub-title: "A Book for All and None", generally succeeds in dissipating the last doubts the prospective purchaser may entertain concerning his fitness for the book or its fitness for him.
He did not want to commit this treachery, but luck threw the man in his way, and this saved him the necessity of going up-country to hunt up a purchaser, with the added risk of having to answer a lot of questions, whereas this planter was so pleased with Roxy that he asked next to none at all.

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