- 1the act of buying something
- 2something that has been bought
Using purchase: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "purchase" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I made a purchase at the store today.
The company announced the purchase of a new building.
The purchase of a new car is a big decision.
She regretted her purchase of the expensive dress.
purchase Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using purchase
With his high salary, he has a lot of purchase power.
He made a purchase on credit for the new TV.
The purchase price of the house was too high for us.
Phrases with purchase
I couldn't resist making an impulse purchase of the cute earrings.
I prefer to make a cash purchase for small items.
The store offers discounts for bulk purchases of office supplies.
Origins of purchase
from Old French 'purchas', meaning 'acquisition'
Summary: purchase in Brief
The term 'purchase' [ˈpəːtʃəs] refers to the act of buying something or something that has been bought. It can be used in various contexts, from daily shopping to business investments, as in 'The company announced the purchase of a new building.' Phrases like 'impulse purchase' and idioms like 'purchase power' add nuance to the term. 'Purchase' has synonyms like 'acquisition' and 'procurement,' and antonyms like 'sale' and 'disposal.'