Definition of purchase verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

    

purchase

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːtʃəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrtʃəs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they purchase
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːtʃəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrtʃəs//
 
he / she / it purchases
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːtʃəsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrtʃəsɪz//
 
past simple purchased
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːtʃəst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrtʃəst//
 
past participle purchased
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːtʃəst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrtʃəst//
 
-ing form purchasing
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːtʃəsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrtʃəsɪŋ//
 
Cost and payment
 
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 purchase something (from somebody) (formal) 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. (figurative) Victory was purchased (= achieved) at too great a price. See related entries: Cost and payment Word Origin Middle English: from Old French pourchacier ‘seek to obtain or bring about’, the earliest sense also in English, which soon gave rise to the senses ‘gain’ and ‘buy’.Extra examples The land was compulsorily purchased from the owner to make way for the new road. They purchased the house from an elderly couple. They purchased the land for $1 million. Tickets can be purchased online.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: purchase