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Meaning of “purchase” in the English Dictionary

"purchase" in British English

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purchaseverb [T]

uk   /ˈpɜː.tʃəs/  us   /ˈpɝː-/ formal
B2 to ​buy something: Tickets must be purchased two ​weeks in ​advance. Except under ​clearlydefinedcircumstances, it is ​illegal in ​Britain for a ​company to purchase ​its own ​shares. She purchased her first ​house with the ​money.

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purchasenoun

uk   /ˈpɜː.tʃəs/  us   /ˈpɝː-/ formal
  • purchase noun (BUYING)

B2 [C] something that you ​buy: How do you ​wish to ​pay for ​your purchases? a ​major purchaseB2 [C or U] the ​act of ​buying something: New ​restrictions have been ​placed on the purchase ofguns. A ​house is the most ​expensive purchase that most ​peopleever make. No purchase is ​necessary for you to ​enter this ​competition. This ​product may be ​frozen. If ​required, ​freeze on ​day of purchase.

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(Definition of purchase from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"purchase" in American English

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purchaseverb [T]

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

purchasenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈpɜr·tʃəs/
Purchase can also ​mean the ​act of ​buying: [U] You can ​apply the ​value of ​youroldcar to the purchase of a new one.
(Definition of purchase from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"purchase" in Business English

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purchasenoun

uk   us   /ˈpɜːtʃəs/ formal COMMERCE
[C] something that you ​buy: How do you wish to ​pay for your purchases?a big/major purchase A ​car is a ​major purchase.
[C or U] the ​act of ​buying something: No purchase is necessary for you to ​enter this ​competition. If you wish to make a purchase, we will ​require your ​creditcard details. Tax on the purchase of medicalequipment can be ​reclaimed. This ​product may be ​frozen. If ​required, ​freeze on day of purchase. Similar ​products are available for purchase in the ​giftshop. house/​ticket/​share purchase

purchaseverb [T]

uk   us   /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 ​offeringprice.purchase sth from sth The ​batteries can be purchased from any ​electricalstore.
(Definition of purchase from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “purchase”
in Korean 구매하다, 구입하다…
in Arabic يَشْتَري…
in Malaysian membeli…
in French acheter…
in Russian покупать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 購買…
in Italian acquistare…
in Turkish satın almak…
in Polish nabywać, kupować…
in Spanish comprar, adquirir…
in Vietnamese mua…
in Portuguese comprar, adquirir…
in Thai ซื้อ…
in German kaufen…
in Catalan comprar, adquirir…
in Japanese ~を買う, 購入する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 购买…
in Indonesian membeli…
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