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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 ?
1st there was still no money, and Pickles was unable to buy a dog licence.
If it's settled, it's useless haggling; but if it's not," said Levin, "I'll buy the forest.
I want you to buy five hundred shares from each of them.
Open an account to Hardwell in it; a quarter of all the shares I buy are to be in his name, and a quarter of all the profits I make in dealing in the shares is to be credited to him.
And to think that poor old Geppetto sat at home in his shirt sleeves, shivering with cold, having sold his coat to buy that little book for his son!
And I shall most certainly buy a ketch, run her myself, and go recruiting on Malaita.
Well, I've no objection to buy some of the best things," said Mrs.
She got me to buy a model of Canterbury Cathedral once, she was so insistent, and Porthos gave me his mind about it when we got home.
But we are absolute masters of the situation, and we are fair enough to buy Ward Valley on a rising market.
Money had no meaning to him now except what it would immediately buy.
I've been through the encyc1opaedia down to Y looking for something you can't buy with it; and I expect to have to take up the appendix next week.
Having bought a drink, he had waited for me to buy one.