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English definition of “purchase”

purchase

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈpɜːtʃəs/ COMMERCE
formal to buy something: Tickets must be purchased two weeks in advance.purchase sth for $100/£2000, etc. The company was purchased for £3.5 billion.purchase sth at sth Class A shares may be purchased at the offering price.purchase sth from sth The batteries can be purchased from any electrical store. → See also offer to purchase, option to purchase, repurchase verb
(Definition of purchase verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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