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  • Purchase — Pur chase (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Purchased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Purchasing}.] [OE. purchasen, porchacen, OF. porchacier, purchacier, to pursue, to seek eagerly, F. pourchasser; OF. pour, por, pur, for (L. pro) + chacier to pursue, to chase.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acquire — ac·quire /ə kwīr/ vt ac·quired, ac·quir·ing: to come into possession, ownership, or control of: obtain as one s own the target s directors don t want the company to be acquired R. C. Clark the court acquired jurisdiction ac·quir·er also… …   Law dictionary

  • purchase — purchaser, n. /perr cheuhs/, v., purchased, purchasing, n. v.t. 1. to acquire by the payment of money or its equivalent; buy. 2. to acquire by effort, sacrifice, flattery, etc. 3. to influence by a bribe. 4. to be sufficient to buy: Twenty… …   Universalium

  • purchase — /ˈpɜtʃəs / (say perchuhs) verb (t) (purchased, purchasing) 1. to acquire by the payment of money or its equivalent; buy. 2. to acquire by effort, sacrifice, flattery, etc. 3. to win over by a bribe. 4. (of things) to be sufficient to buy. 5. Law… …   Australian English dictionary

  • purchase — 1. noun /ˈpɜːtʃəs,ˈpɚːtʃəs/ a) The act or process of seeking and obtaining something (e.g. property, etc.) They offer free with the purchase of a drink. b) An individual item one has purchased. He was pleased with his latest purchase. 2 …   Wiktionary

  • purchase — pur•chase [[t]ˈpɜr tʃəs[/t]] v. chased, chas•ing, n. 1) to acquire by the payment of money or its equivalent; buy 2) to acquire by effort, sacrifice, flattery, etc 3) to influence by a bribe 4) to be sufficient to buy: Ten dollars will purchase… …   From formal English to slang

  • purchase — v. & n. v.tr. 1 acquire by payment; buy. 2 obtain or achieve at some cost. 3 Naut. haul up (an anchor etc.) by means of a pulley, lever, etc. n. 1 the act or an instance of buying. 2 something bought. 3 Law the acquisition of property by one s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • acquire —    to steal    Literally, to gain possession of, as by purchase.    Whence acquisition, obtaining by stealing or subterfuge:     Lafarge was at present furthering arrangements for the acquisition of one hundred Slingshots . (Hall, 1988 he was… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • purchase — pur·chase 1 vb pur·chased, pur·chas·ing vt 1: to acquire (real property) by means other than descent or inheritance 2: to obtain by paying money or giving other valuable consideration; specif: to take (property) by a voluntary transaction (as a… …   Law dictionary

  • purchase — [n] possession obtained with money acquirement, acquisition, asset, bargain, booty*, buy, gain, investment, property, steal; concepts 446,710 Ant. sale, sell purchase [v] buy, obtain achieve, acquire, attain, come by, cop*, deal in, earn, gain,… …   New thesaurus

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