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English definition of “purchase”


verb [T]     /ˈpɜːtʃəs/ formal
B2 to buy something: Tickets must be purchased two weeks in advance.Buying and selling in general
(Definition of purchase verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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