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buy

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of buy

  1. something bought or offered for sale at a desirable price four cartons of ice cream for four dollars is a real buy Synonyms bargain, deal, pennyworth, snip [British], stealRelated Words clearance, closeout, markdown; cheapie; bonus, freebie (or freebee), gift, giveaway, premium, present; boon, windfallNear Antonyms gouging, overcharge, rip-off, soaking; markup, surcharge; extravagance, luxury


buy

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of buy

  1. 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 Synonyms cop [slang], pick up, purchase, take Related Words acquire, gain, garner, get, obtain, procure, secure, win; finance, pay (for), spring (for); barter (for), deal (for), dicker (over), exchange (for), haggle (for), negotiate (about), trade (for); bargain (with), chaffer (with), horse-trade (with), palter (with); bid, offer; rebuy, repurchase Near Antonyms deal (in), market, merchandise (also merchandize), retail, sell, vend

  2. 2 to influence someone with a bribe there were rumors that the mobster had bought the judge Synonyms bribe, corrupt, have, pay off, squareRelated Words fix, tamper (with); abase, debase, debauch, defile, degrade, demean, deprave, dishonor, pervert, poison, profane, prostitute, subvert, taint, warp; allure, bait, beguile, entice, lead on, lure, seduce, tempt; motivate, provoke, spur, stimulate; goad, induce; flatter, persuade; snare, trap

  3. 3 to regard as right or true if you buy that story, then I have a bridge in Brooklyn you might be interested in Synonyms accept, believe, credit, swallow, take, trustRelated Words account, accredit, understand; assume, presume, suppose; conclude, deduce, inferNear Antonyms distrust, doubt, misdoubt, mistrust, question, suspect; challenge, disputeAntonyms disbelieve, discredit, reject


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