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Verb: purchase  pur-chis
  1. Obtain in exchange for payment
    "The family purchased a new car";
    - buy
Noun: purchase  pur-chis
  1. The acquisition of something for payment
    "they closed the purchase with a handshake"
  2. Something acquired by purchase
  3. A means of exerting influence or gaining advantage
    "he could get no purchase on the situation"
  4. The mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
    - leverage

Derived forms: purchasing, purchases, purchased

Type of: acquire, acquisition, get, influence, mechanical phenomenon

Encyclopedia: Purchase, Ny