Definitions for: Buy

[n] an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"
[v] accept as true; "I can't buy this story"
[v] obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store"
[v] acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange; "She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work"
[v] make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought"
[v] be worth or be capable of buying; "This sum will buy you a ride on the train"

Webster (1913) Definition: Buy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bought; p. pr. & vb. n.
Buying.] [OE. buggen, buggen, bien, AS. bycgan, akin to OS.
buggean, Goth. bugjan.]
1. 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.

Buy what thou hast no need of, and ere long thou
wilt sell thy necessaries. --B. Franklin.

2. To acquire or procure by something given or done in
exchange, literally or figuratively; to get, at a cost or
sacrifice; to buy pleasure with pain.

Buy the truth and sell it not; also wisdom, and
instruction, and understanding. --Prov. xxiii.

To buy again. See Againbuy. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

To buy off.
(a) To influence to compliance; to cause to bend or yield
by some consideration; as, to buy off conscience.
(b) To detach by a consideration given; as, to buy off one
from a party.

To buy out
(a) To buy off, or detach from. --Shak.
(b) To purchase the share or shares of in a stock, fund,
or partnership, by which the seller is separated from
the company, and the purchaser takes his place; as, A
buys out B.
(c) To purchase the entire stock in trade and the good
will of a business.

To buy in, to purchase stock in any fund or partnership.

To buy on credit, to purchase, on a promise, in fact or in
law, to make payment at a future day.

To buy the refusal (of anything), to give a consideration
for the right of purchasing, at a fixed price, at a future

Buy, v. i.
To negotiate or treat about a purchase.

I will buy with you, sell with you. --Shak.

Synonyms: bargain, bribe, corrupt, purchase, steal

Antonyms: sell

See Also: acquire, be, believe, buy food, buy in, buy off, buy out, buy up, choose, get, impulse-buy, pay, pay off, pick out, pick up, purchase, select, song, sop, stock, subscribe, subscribe to, take, take out, take over, travel bargain

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