Definition of Buy

1. Noun. An advantageous purchase. "The stock was a real buy at that price"

Exact synonyms: Bargain, Steal
Generic synonyms: Purchase
Specialized synonyms: Song, Travel Bargain
Derivative terms: Bargain

2. Verb. Obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction. "The children buy the ball"; "She buys for the big department store"
Exact synonyms: Purchase
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Entails: Choose, Pick Out, Select, Take, Pay
Specialized synonyms: Buy Back, Repurchase, Take, Get, Subscribe, Subscribe To, Take, Buy Out, Buy Up, Take Over, Pick Up, Buy Food, Take Out, Impulse-buy
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Also: Buy In, Buy Out, Buy Up
Derivative terms: Buyer, Buying, Purchase, Purchase, Purchaser, Purchasing
Antonyms: Sell

3. Verb. Make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence. "Sam cannot buy Sue "; "This judge can be bought"
Exact synonyms: Bribe, Corrupt, Grease One's Palms
Category relationships: Crime, Criminal Offence, Criminal Offense, Law-breaking, Offence, Offense
Generic synonyms: Pay
Specialized synonyms: Sop, Buy Off, Pay Off
Derivative terms: Bribable, Bribe, Briber, Bribery, Corruptible

4. Verb. Be worth or be capable of buying. "This sum will buy you a ride on the train"
Related verbs: Purchase
Generic synonyms: Be

5. Verb. Acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange. "She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work"
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get

6. Verb. Accept as true. "They won't buy the story "; "I can't buy this story"
Generic synonyms: Believe

Definition of Buy

1. v. t. To acquire the ownership of (property) by giving an accepted price or consideration therefor, or by agreeing to do so; to acquire by the payment of a price or value; to purchase; -- opposed to sell.

2. v. i. To negotiate or treat about a purchase.

Definition of Buy

1. Verb. (transitive) To obtain (something) in exchange for money or goods ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To obtain by some sacrifice. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To bribe. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To be equivalent to in value. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive informal) to accept as true; to believe ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To make a purchase or purchases, to treat (for a meal) ¹

7. Verb. (poker slang transitive) To make a bluff, usually a large one. ¹

8. Noun. Something which is bought; a purchase. ¹

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Definition of Buy

1. to purchase [v BOUGHT, BUYING, BUYS] : BUYABLE [adj] - See also: purchase

Lexicographical Neighbors of Buy

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buy (current term)
buy-and-bust operation
buy at
buy back
buy cotton
buy food
buy in
buy into

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