Antonyms of verb sell

1 of 8 senses 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")
       Antonym 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")

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

8 senses 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")
       => exchange, change, interchange -- (give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year")

Sense 2
sell -- (be sold at a certain price or in a certain way; "These books sell like hot cakes")
       => 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 3
sell -- (persuade somebody to accept something; "The French try to sell us their image as great lovers")
       => persuade -- (cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!")

Sense 4
deal, sell, trade -- (do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes")
       => transact -- (conduct business; "transact with foreign governments")

Sense 5
sell -- (give up for a price or reward; "She sold her principles for a successful career")
       => surrender, cede, deliver, give up -- (relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in")

Sense 6
sell -- (be approved of or gain acceptance; "The new idea sold well in certain circles")
       => 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 7
sell -- (be responsible for the sale of; "All her publicity sold the products")
       => 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 8
betray, sell -- (deliver to an enemy by treachery; "Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country")
       => deceive, lead on, delude, cozen -- (be false to; be dishonest with)

Antonyms of adj sold

1 sense of sold

Sense 1
sold (vs. unsold) -- (disposed of to a purchaser; "this merchandise is sold")

unsold (vs. sold) -- (not disposed of by purchase; "the house has been on the market almost a year and is still unsold")

Similarity of adj sold

1 sense of sold

Sense 1
sold (vs. unsold) -- (disposed of to a purchaser; "this merchandise is sold")
       => oversubscribed -- (sold in excess of available supply especially season tickets; "the opera season was oversubscribed")
       => sold-out -- (sold completely in advance; "had a sold-out house for both performances")

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