HyperDic: buy

English > 6 senses of the word buy:
VERBpossessionbuy, purchaseobtain by purchase
possessionbuy, bribe, corrupt, grease one's palmsmake illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
stativebuybe worth or be capable of buying
possessionbuyacquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange
cognitionbuyaccept as true
NOUNpossessionbuy, bargain, stealan advantageous purchase
buy > pronunciation
Soundsbay'
Rhymesalibi ... thereby: 16 rhymes with bay...
English > buy: 6 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningAn advantageous purchase.
Example "the stock was a real buy at that price"
Synonymsbargain, steal
NarrowersongA very small sum
travel bargainA bargain rate for travellers on commercial routes (usually air routes)
BroaderpurchaseSomething acquired by purchase
Spanishcomprar, ganga
Catalancomprar, ganga
Verbsbuyobtain by purchase
buybe worth or be capable of buying
English > buy: 6 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningObtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
ModelThe children buy the ball
Example "She buys for the big department store"
Synonympurchase
Categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilismtransactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
Entailschoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
payGive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
Entailed bycheck outrecord, add up, and receive payment for items purchased
savespend less
shopDo one's shopping / shopping
trade, merchandiseEngage in the trade of
Narrowerbuy back, repurchasebuy what had previously been sold, lost, or given away
getpurchase
impulse-buybuy on impulse without proper reflection
pick upbuy casually or spontaneously
subscribe, subscribe to, takeReceive or obtain regularly
takebuy, select
take out, buy foodpurchase prepared food to be eaten at home
take over, buy out, buy uptake over ownership of
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
See alsobuy inamass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use
buy out, buy uptake over ownership of
OppositesellExchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
Similar tobuyBe worth or be capable of buying
Spanishadquirir, comprar, mercar
Catalanadquirir, comprar
Nounsbuyan advantageous purchase
buyera person who buys
buyingthe act of buying
English > buy: 6 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningmake illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot buy Sue
Synonymsbribe, corrupt, grease one's palms
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Narrowerbuy off, pay offpay someone with influence in order to receive a favor
sopGive a conciliatory gift or bribe to
BroaderpayGive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
Spanishcomprar, corromper, sobornar
Catalancomprar, subornar
English > buy: 6 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningBe worth or be capable of buying.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"This sum will buy you a ride on the train"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar tobuy, purchaseObtain by purchase
Spanishadquirir, comprar, equivaler
Catalanadquirir, comprar
Nounsbuyan advantageous purchase
English > buy: 6 senses > verb 4, possession
Meaningacquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work"
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Spanishadquirir
Catalancomprar
English > buy: 6 senses > verb 5, cognition
MeaningAccept as true.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey won't buy the story
Example"I can't buy this story"
BroaderbelieveAccept as true
Spanishcreer

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