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English definition of “purchase”

purchase

verb [T]     /ˈpɜː.tʃəs/ US  /ˈpɝː-/ formal
B2 to buy something: Tickets must be purchased two weeks in advance . Except under clearly defined circumstances , it is illegal in Britain for a company to purchase its own shares . She purchased her first house with the money .Buying
(Definition of purchase verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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