HyperDic: sell

English > 9 senses of the word sell:
VERBpossessionsellexchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
stativesellbe sold at a certain price or in a certain way
communicationsellpersuade somebody to accept something
possessionsell, deal, tradedo business
possessionsellgive up for a price or reward
stativesellbe approved of or gain acceptance
stativesellbe responsible for the sale / sale of
socialsell, betraydeliver to an enemy by treachery
NOUNactsellthe activity of persuading someone to buy
sell > pronunciation
Soundsseh'l
RhymesAix-la-Chapelle ... zinfandel / Zinfandel: 95 rhymes with ehl...
English > sell: 9 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe activity of persuading someone to buy.
Example"it was a hard sell"
BroadersaleThe general activity of selling
Spanishengaño, estafa
Catalanvenda
Verbssellexchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
selldo business
sellbe sold at a certain price or in a certain way
sellbe responsible for the sale / sale of
English > sell: 9 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningExchange or deliver for money or its equivalent.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
ModelThey sell the food to the people; They sell the people the food
Example "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
Categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilismtransactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
Entailsgivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Entailed bysell out, sell up, liquidizeGet rid of all one's merchandise
trade, merchandiseEngage in the trade of
Narrowerauction, auction off, auctioneersell at an auction
bootlegsell illicit products such as drugs or alcohol
clearsell
deaccessionsell (art works) from a collection, especially in order to raise money for the purchase of other art works
disposeGive, sell, or transfer to another
dump, underpricesell at artificially low prices
foist off, palm off, fob offsell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive
movedispose of by selling
negociatesell or discount
prostitutesell one's body
realize, realiseconvert into cash
remaindersell cheaply as remainders
resellsell (something) again after having bought it
retailsell on the retail market
sacrificesell at a loss
scalpsell illegally, as on the black market
sell offGet rid of by selling, usually at reduced prices
sell shortsell securities or commodities or foreign currency that is not actually owned by the seller, who hopes to cover (buy back) the sold items at a lower price / price and thus to earn a profit
syndicatesell articles, television programs, or photos to several publications or independent broadcasting stations
undersell, undercutsell cheaper than one's competition
wholesalesell in large quantities
Broaderexchange, change, interchangeGive to, and receive from, one another
Oppositebuy, purchaseObtain by purchase
Similar tosellBe sold at a certain price or in a certain way
Spanishexpender, vender
Catalanvendre
Nounssellthe activity of persuading someone to buy
sellersomeone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money
sellingthe exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
English > sell: 9 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe sold at a certain price or in a certain way.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
ModelThese cars won't sell
Example"These books sell like hot cakes"
NarrowerretailBe sold at the retail level
tradeBe traded at a certain price or under certain conditions
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar todeal, sell, tradedo business
sellExchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
Spanishvenderse
Catalanvendre's
Nounssellthe activity of persuading someone to buy
sellingthe exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
English > sell: 9 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningpersuade somebody to accept something.
PatternSomething ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
ModelThey won't sell the story
Example"The French try to sell us their image as great lovers"
BroaderpersuadeCause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
Spanishvender
English > sell: 9 senses > verb 4, possession
Meaningdo business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Example "The brothers sell shoes"
Synonymsdeal, trade
Categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilismtransactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
Narrowerblack marketeerDeal on the black market
dealsell
marketDeal in a market
peddle, monger, huckster, hawk, vend, pitchsell or offer for sale from place to place
pushsell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)
pyramidUse or deal in (as of stock or commercial transaction) in a pyramid deal
BroadertransactConduct business
Similar todealsell
sellBe sold at a certain price or in a certain way
Spanishcomercializar, comerciar, traficar, transar, vender
Catalancomerciar, traficar, vendre
Nounssellthe activity of persuading someone to buy
sellersomeone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money
sellingthe exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
English > sell: 9 senses > verb 5, possession
MeaningGive up for a price or reward.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Broadersurrender, cede, deliver, give uprelinquish possession or control over
Similar tobetray, selldeliver to an enemy by treachery
Spanishvender
English > sell: 9 senses > verb 6, stative
MeaningBe approved of or gain acceptance.
PatternSomething ----s
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
English > sell: 9 senses > verb 7, stative
MeaningBe responsible for the sale / sale of.
PatternSomething ----s something
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishvender
Nounssellthe activity of persuading someone to buy
English > sell: 9 senses > verb 8, social
Meaningdeliver to an enemy by treachery.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot sell Sue
Synonymbetray
Narrowerdouble crossbetray by double-dealing
Broaderdeceive, lead on, delude, cozenBe false to
Similar tosellGive up for a price or reward
Spanishtraicionar, vender
Catalantrair

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