Word family noun purchase purchaser adjective purchasable verb purchase From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpurchasepur‧chase1 /ˈpɜːtʃɪs $ ˈpɜːr-/ ●●○ W3 AWL verb [transitive] formalBBTBUY to buy something You can purchase insurance online. the growing demand to purchase goods on credit Where did you purchase the car?purchase from Tickets may be purchased in advance from the box office.► see thesaurus at buy —purchasable adjective —purchaser noun [countable] France was the no. 1 purchaser of Iraqi oil.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpuspurchase• If this product does not give complete satisfaction, please return it to the manufacturer stating when and where it was purchased.• Healthy specimens should be active and the body should be slightly convex and fish that show flat flanks should not be purchased.• Expect to hear information about purchasing an AlaskaPass for independent travel.• For example, beer and cigarettes may both be purchased as recreational products.• See Table 9-5 for how the decision to purchase corn might be accomplished.• Sterile eye drops can be purchased for this purpose.• Under counter-trade a sale of good is contractually linked to an obligation to purchase goods or resultant output from the same country.• Foreign investors are not permitted to purchase land.• There was also evidence that Drew had visited several other tobacconists, purchasing pipes to send to friends.• PepsiCo entered the restaurant business in 1977 by purchasing Pizza Hut.• Ogburn purchased the property in 1989.purchasepurchase2 ●○○ AWL noun 1 [countable, uncountable] formalBBTBUY something you buy, or the act of buying it She paid for her purchases and left.day/date/time of purchase This product should be consumed on the day of purchase. I enclose my receipt as proof of purchase.purchase of a loan towards the purchase of a new car She made two purchases from my stall. → hire purchase, purchase price2 [singular] formalHOLD a firm hold on somethinggain/get a purchase on something The ice made it impossible to get a purchase on the road.
Examples from the Corpuspurchase• Holman attempted to gain a purchase on the narrow ledge.• The company said the additional line of credit will be used to finance the daily purchase of auto receivables prior to securitization.• This coupon will give you ten dollars off any fifty dollar purchase at the store.• The Brady law appears to establish a uniform set of rules for handgun purchases.• Torney, who hoards old Harley-Davidson metallic signs for his own pleasure, was proud of his purchase that Sunday.• In addition individuals' savings have been directed into house purchase, rather than into productive investment opportunities.• Otherwise that consumer could rearrange purchases out of a given income to make himself or herself better off.• The loan was supposed to be used for the purchase of a house.• The money will be used for the purchase of $40,000 worth of computer equipment.• Radio Investments has taken its stake in Kent-based radio station Invicta Sound to 10.47 percent through the purchase of another 1.39 percent.• Leroy was involved with the purchase in Paris of the first paintings for the newly incorporated Metropolitan Museum of Art.• No provision was made for the payment to Co-operative retail stores of dividends on their purchases from the Agency.day/date/time of purchase• If you're at all dissatisfied, simply return your order within 30 days of purchase for a refund of the unit price.• They offer a good deal if interest rates, high at the time of purchase, subsequently fall.gain/get a purchase on something• If it is made of a slightly rough material it gives the caterpillar something to get a purchase on.From Longman Business Dictionarypurchasepur‧chase1 /ˈpɜːtʃəsˈpɜːr-/ nounCOMMERCE1[uncountable] the act of buying somethingKeep the receipt as your proof of purchase.the date of purchaseHouse purchase is the biggest decision that most people make.the purchase of shares in Manpower Incorporated2make a purchase to buy somethingAccording to our records she made a number of purchases from our Oxford Street store.3[countable] something that has been boughtIf you are not satisfied with your purchase, we will give you a full refund.We offer discounts on multiple purchases. → see also compulsory purchase, hire purchasepurchasepurchase2 verb [transitive] formalCOMMERCE to buy something, especially something big or expensivea loan to purchase a new carThe property was purchased for investment purposes.A public company cannot purchase its own shares out of capital.→ See Verb tableOrigin purchase1 (1200-1300) Old French purchacier “to try to get”, from chacier “to run after and try to catch”