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buy

verb acquire by purchase, acquire ownership of, bargain for, complete a purchase, contract, get in exchange, make a purchase, make one's own, mercari, obtain, order, pay a price for, pay cash for, pay for, procure, procure title to, purchase, redeem, secure, secure for a consideration, trade
Associated concepts: buy and sell agreement, buy in the orrinary course of business, buy long, buy out, buy short, buyer beware, buyer's needs, buyer's option, buyer's risk, buying a note or a bill, buying and receiving stolen goods, buying broker
Foreign phrases: Caveat emptor, qui ignorare non debuit quod jus alienum emit.Let a purchaser beware since he ought not to be ignorant that he is purchasing whatever rights another has. Emptor emit quam minimo potest, venditorvendit quam maximo potest. The buyer purchases for the least he can; the seller sells for the most he can. In pretio emptionis et venditionis, naturaliter licet contrahentibus se circumvenire. In respect to the price, in buying and selllng, it is naturally permitted to the contracting parties to overreach one another.
See also: procure, purchase, trade

TO BUY. To purchase. Vide Sale.

References in classic literature ?
She looks with agony in the face of the man who has bought her,--a respectable middle-aged man, of benevolent countenance.
I bought one, and am carrying it home to a certain person; for I have always said that if the opportunity ever happened, I would do that man an ill turn.
We bought merchandise, loaded a vessel with it, and set forth with a favorable wind.
The customers came in crowds every day and bought quantities, especially the toffee customers.
but there were two or three much uglier in the shop; and when I have bought some prettier-coloured satin to trim it with fresh, I think it will be very tolerable.
Those of the magistrates who preside over contracts, indictments, and such-like, and also over the markets, and the public streets near the square, or some public way, I mean the square where things are bought and sold; for I intended the other for those who are at leisure, and this for necessary business.
Jack went out to get a napoleon changed, so as to have money suited to the general cheapness of things, and came back and said he bad "swamped the bank, had bought eleven quarts of coin, and the head of the firm had gone on the street to negotiate for the balance of the change.
I had bought a toy in the street for my own amusement.
Then Wingrave bought a thousand more by telephone, and it rose again to four.
And at Forty Mile and Circle City he bought claims by the score.
He decided on the investment, and, after he had cashed the checks at the bank down in Oakland, he bought ten dollars' worth of postage stamps.
They would have bought wine for him, at enormous expense, had he not stubbornly stuck to his beer.