purchasepur‧chase1 /ˈpɜːtʃɪs $ ˈpɜːr-/ ●●○W3AWL verb [transitive]formalBBTBUY to buy somethingYou can purchase insurance online.the growing demand to purchase goods on creditWhere did you purchase the car?purchase fromTickets 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
purchasepurchase2 ●○○AWL noun1[countable, uncountable] formalBBTBUY something you buy, or the act of buying itShe paid for her purchases and left.day/date/time of purchaseThis product should be consumed on the day of purchase.I enclose my receipt as proof of purchase.purchase ofa loan towards the purchase of a new carShe made two purchases from my stall. →hire purchase, purchase price2[singular] formalHOLD a firm hold on somethinggain/get a purchase on somethingThe ice made it impossible to get a purchase on the road.
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purchase• Holman attempted to gain a purchase on the narrowledge.• The company said the additional line of credit will be used to finance the dailypurchase of autoreceivablesprior 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 handgunpurchases.• Torney, who hoards old Harley-Davidson metallicsigns for his own pleasure, was proud of his purchase that Sunday.• In additionindividuals' savings have been directed into house purchase, rather than into productiveinvestmentopportunities.• Otherwise that consumer could rearrangepurchases 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 incorporatedMetropolitanMuseum 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 roughmaterial it gives the caterpillar something to get a purchase on.From King 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 alsocompulsory purchase, hire purchasepurchasepurchase2 verb [transitive] formalCOMMERCEto 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 tableOriginpurchase1(1200-1300)Old Frenchpurchacier“to try to get”, from chacier“to run after and try to catch”