Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun buy

1 sense of buy

Sense 1
bargain, buy, steal -- (an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price")
       => purchase -- (something acquired by purchase)

Antonyms of verb buy

1 of 5 senses of buy

Sense 1
buy, purchase -- (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")
       Antonym of sell (Sense 1)
      => sell -- (exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb buy

5 senses of buy

Sense 1
buy, purchase -- (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")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")
          Phrasal Verb-> buy in#1; buy up#1; buy out#1

Sense 2
bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palms -- (make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought")
       => pay -- (give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please")

Sense 3
buy -- (be worth or be capable of buying; "This sum will buy you a ride on the train")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 4
buy -- (acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange; "She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

Sense 5
buy -- (accept as true; "I can't buy this story")
       => believe -- (accept as true; take to be true; "I believed his report"; "We didn't believe his stories from the War"; "She believes in spirits")

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