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purchase

verb [T]  /ˈpɜr·tʃəs/ us  
to buy something: To qualify for this fare, you must purchase your ticket 21 days in advance.
purchaser
noun [C]  /ˈpɜr·tʃə·sər/ us  
Software purchasers have reported problems with the product.

purchase

noun [C/U]  /ˈpɜr·tʃəs/ us  
Purchase can also mean the act of buying: [U] You can apply the value of your old car to the purchase of a new one.
Translations of “purchase”
in Korean 구매하다, 구입하다…
in Arabic يَشْتَري…
in French acheter…
in Turkish satın almak…
in Italian acquistare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 購買…
in Russian покупать…
in Polish nabywać, kupować…
in Spanish comprar, adquirir…
in Portuguese comprar, adquirir…
in German kaufen…
in Catalan comprar, adquirir…
in Japanese ~を買う, 購入する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 购买…
(Definition of purchase from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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