Synonyms of buying


1. buying, purchasing, purchase

usage: the act of buying; "buying and selling fill their days"; "shrewd purchasing requires considerable knowledge"


1. buy, purchase, get, acquire

usage: 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"

2. bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palms, pay

usage: make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought"

3. buy, be

usage: be worth or be capable of buying; "This sum will buy you a ride on the train"

4. buy, get, acquire

usage: acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange; "She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work"

5. buy, believe

usage: accept as true; "I can't buy this story"

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