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Definition of purchase verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    purchase something (from somebody) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they purchase
    he / she / it purchases
    past simple purchased
    -ing form purchasing
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  1. 1  to buy something The equipment can be purchased from your local supplier. They purchased the land for $1 million. Please ensure that you purchase your ticket in advance.
  2. 2(figurative) Victory was purchased (= achieved) at too great a price.
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