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"purvey" in British English

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purveyverb [T]

uk   /pəˈveɪ/  us   /pɚ-/ formal
(Definition of purvey from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"purvey" in American English

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purveyverb [T]

 us   /pərˈveɪ/ fml
to ​providefood, ​services, or ​information as a ​business: The two ​mallshops purvey ​nearlyidenticalmerchandise.
purveyor
noun [C]  us   /pərˈveɪ·ər/
fml Radio ​stations are purveyors of ​music, ​information, and ​companionship.
(Definition of purvey from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"purvey" in Business English

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purveyverb [T]

uk   us   /pəˈveɪ/ formal COMMERCE
to ​sellgoods or ​services to ​customers: Susan was approached by a gentleman who purveyed ​counterfeit Chanel perfume.
(Definition of purvey from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “purvey”
in Chinese (Simplified) 供应(货物), 提供(服务或信息)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 供應(貨物), 提供(服務或資訊)…
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