Purchase

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Definition

to purchase: to buy (formal)
verb
All the goods we purchased were damaged. There was something wrong with every item we bought.

a purchase: an item bought
noun
That DVD player was one of the best purchases I've ever made. It was also the most expensive thing that I've bought.

Pronunciation examples
UK: I've just purchased a second-hand toothbrush.
US: That's a very unusual purchase.

Examples

  • "I'm the purchasing manager for the Delavigne sales affiliate in Brazil."
  • "You have worn funny hats, taken 17 shots of vodka for breakfast, and purchased 73 Russian dolls."
  • "I am writing to complain about your "Vegetable Soup", which I purchased today, and planned to eat for lunch."
  • "Even in markets which appear saturated such as Europe and North America, shoppers increase their purchases of Delavigne products towards the holiday season."
  • "Subject: Purchase enquiry"
  • "Hannah : Yeah but what if you considered purchasing artwork as an investment?"
  • "Purchase Manager"
  • "He is very interested in purchasing your painting "Multiplicity" (or "Absurd Crimson Symphony" as it is translated in Chinese)."
  • "Ms. Lohan already sits on our board of trustees, however she is considering investing a large amount of capital in the company, which would allow us to finally purchase the island zoo that Horatio keeps asking for."
  • "However, I would like to offer you a voucher for $1 off your next purchase from our wide soup range."

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