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British English: /sɛl/
American English: /sɛl/

Translation of sell in Italian:



transitive verb pass., p.pass. sold

  • 1
    vendere (goods, article, house, car, insurance)
    to sell something at a loss, low price, profit
    vendere qualcosa in perdita, a un prezzo basso, realizzando un profitto
    shop that sells clothes, groceries, stamps
    negozio che vende vestiti, generi di drogheria, francobolli
    to sell something to somebody, to sell somebody something
    vendere qualcosa a qualcuno
    I sold her my car, I sold my car to her
    le ho venduto la mia automobile, ho venduto la mia automobile a lei
    to sell something for £3
    vendere qualcosa per 3 sterline
    to sell something at o for £5 each, a dozen
    vendere qualcosa a 5 sterline l'uno, la dozzina
    “stamps, phonecards sold here”
    “qui si vendono francobolli, schede telefoniche”
    “sold” (on article, house)
    sold to the lady in the corner (at auction)
    aggiudicato alla signora nell'angolo
    the novel has sold millions (of copies) to sell something back
    rivendere qualcosa
    to be sold into slavery
  • 3
    (put across) (person, campaign, government)
    trasmettere, comunicare (idea, image, policy)
    (make attractive) (person, campaign, government)
    fare accettare (idea, image, policy, party)
    to sell something to somebody, to sell somebody something
    fare accettare qualcosa a qualcuno
    the party failed to sell its policies to the electorate
    il partito non è riuscito a fare accettare la sua politica agli elettori
  • 4 [informal] (cause to appear true)to sell somebody something, to sell something to somebody
    fare credere [qualcosa] a qualcuno (lie, story, excuse)
    he tried to sell me some line about losing his diary
    ha cercato di farmi credere che aveva perso il diario
  • 5 (surrender, betray)
    tradire (honour, country)
    vendere (integrity, reputation)

intransitive verb pass., p.pass. sold

  • 1 (person, shop, dealer) to sell at a loss, profit, high price
    vendere in perdita, realizzando un profitto, a un prezzo alto
    to sell to somebody
    vendere a qualcuno
    I'll sell to the highest bidder to sell for £50
    (dealer, seller)
    vendere a 50 sterline
    I'll sell for the best price
    venderò al prezzo migliore
    to sell as is (Business)
    vendere così com'è
    “sell by June 27”
    “vendere entro il 27 giugno”
  • 2
    (goods, product, house, book)
    the new model is, isn't selling (well)
    il nuovo modello si vende, non si vende (bene)
    to sell in millions, in great quantities
    vendersi a milioni, in grandi quantità
    it only sells to a sophisticated market, to children
    si vende solo a un mercato sofisticato, ai bambini

reflexive verb pass., p.pass. sold

  • 1 (prostitute oneself)to sell oneself
    vendersi (also figurative) (to a) (for per)
  • 2 (put oneself across)to sell oneself
    you've got to sell yourself at the interview
    bisogna sapersi vendere al colloquio


to be sold on

essere entusiasta di (idea, person)

you've been sold!

ti hanno fregato!

Phrasal verbs

sell off:

sell [something] off, sell off [something]
liquidare (goods, stock)
(in sale) svendere (item, old stock)

sell out:

1 sell out 1.1
(merchandise, tickets, newspapers)
vendersi, andare esaurito
they're selling out fast!
si vendono subito!
the tickets, today's papers have sold out o we've sold out of tickets, today's papers
i biglietti, i quotidiani sono esauriti
sorry, we've sold out
1.2 (Theatre, Cinema)the play, show has sold out
lo spettacolo ha fatto il tutto esaurito
1.3 (Economics) (of company, shares) I've decided to sell out
ho deciso di vendere o di cedere la mia parte
1.4 [informal] (betray one's principles) he's sold out to the opposition
si è venduto all'opposizione
2 sell [something] out, sell out [something] 2.1the concert is sold out
il concerto ha fatto il tutto esaurito
the book has sold out its initial print run
la prima tiratura del libro è esaurita
“sold out”
2.2 (Economics)
vendere, cedere (shares, interest in company)

sell up:

1 sell up they've sold up 2 sell up [something]
liquidare (business, property)
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