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merchandise

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Trade
merchandisemer‧chan‧dise1 /ˈmɜːtʃəndaɪz, -daɪs $ ˈmɜːr-/ ●○○ noun [uncountable] formal  BBTgoods that are being sold A range of official Disney merchandise was on sale. They inspected the merchandise carefully.see thesaurus at product
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merchandiseThe fire at the warehouse destroyed merchandise valued at over $2 million.Also, anything on the Jaws films, especially merchandise, toys, etc.He would only need to sit quietly on his merchandise.I want no part of hot merchandise.There had been snow in the Store, too, sprayed on merchandise around Christmas Fayre time.Discs and other merchandise will be available, including the first Drakes shirts.The town has a tiny general store with wildly overpriced merchandise.On principle I am against owning too many establishments dealing in the same merchandise in the one town.In order to sell the merchandise, he or she invites friends and neighbours to a party.The merchandise is attractively displayed and the assistants are friendly and helpful.
Related topics: Business basics
merchandisemerchandise2 verb [transitive]  BBto try to sell goods or services using methods such as advertising syn market If the product is properly merchandised, it should sell very well.
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merchandiseIn the 1980s, he began merchandising his own hair care products.When they did, they learned that they were good at buying food and merchandising it in their stores.She recommends that retailers merchandise the fixture in four vertical segments according to absorbency and stack the brands horizontally.
From Longman Business Dictionarymerchandisemer‧chan‧dise1 /ˈmɜːtʃəndaɪz, -daɪsˈmɜːr-/ noun [uncountable] formalCOMMERCE goods that are produced in order to be sold, especially goods that are sold in a storeEven though retailers ordered merchandise carefully this year, they are getting ready for huge after-Christmas sales.merchandisemerchandise2 verb [transitive]MARKETINGCOMMERCE to try to sell goods or services using advertising, PROMOTIONs etcRetail stores try to merchandise products in a way that will attract customers.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
merchandise
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymerchandise
he, she, itmerchandises
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymerchandised
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave merchandised
he, she, ithas merchandised
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad merchandised
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill merchandise
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have merchandised
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam merchandising
he, she, itis merchandising
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you, we, theyare merchandising
Past
I, he, she, itwas merchandising
you, we, theywere merchandising
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been merchandising
he, she, ithas been merchandising
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been merchandising
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be merchandising
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been merchandising
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