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Definitions of purchase:
  • noun:   the acquisition of something for payment
    Example: "They closed the purchase with a handshake"
  • noun:   a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage
    Example: "He could get no purchase on the situation"
  • noun:   something acquired by purchase
  • noun:   the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
  • verb:   obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction
    Example: "The family purchased a new car"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #29795)

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