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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: purchacier 'to try to get', from chacier 'to run after and try to catch'

purchase

1 verb
     
Related topics: Trade
pur‧chase1 S3 W3 [transitive]
formalBBT to buy something:
You can purchase insurance on-line.
the growing demand to purchase goods on credit
Where did you purchase the car?
purchase from
Tickets may be purchased in advance from the box office.
purchasable adjective
purchaser noun [countable]
France was the No. 1 purchaser of Iraqi oil.

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