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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
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 verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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