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buy

verb

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(Entry 1 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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buy

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of buy (Entry 2 of 2)

something bought or offered for sale at a desirable price
  • four cartons of ice cream for four dollars is a real buy

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The first known use of buy was before the 12th century

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“Buy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/buy. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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