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bought

adjective

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made beforehand in large numbers
  • a bought dress that looked like a high-end designer item

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bought

verb
past tense of buy

Synonyms & Antonyms of bought (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to get possession of (something) by giving money in exchange for
  • I really want to buy that new book, but I don't have enough money right now

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2 to influence someone with a bribe
  • there were rumors that the mobster had bought the judge

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3 to regard as right or true
  • if you buy that story, then I have a bridge in Brooklyn you might be interested in

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The first known use of bought was in 1796

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“Bought.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bought. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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