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Synonyms of sell in English:


  • 1 they are trying to sell their house
    dispose of, get rid of, vend, auction (off);
    put up for sale, offer for sale, put on sale;
    trade, barter, exchange, part-exchange, give in part-exchange
    [Antonyms] buy
  • 2 he sells fruit and vegetables
    trade in, deal in, be in the business of, traffic in, stock, carry, offer for sale, handle, peddle, hawk, retail, market, advertise, promote
  • 3 the book should sell well
    be bought, be purchased, go;
    sell like hot cakes, move, be in demand
  • 4 the kit sells for £79.95
    be priced at, sell at, retail at, go for, be, be found for, be trading at, cost
  • 5 the President still has to sell the deal to Congress
    persuade someone to accept, convince someone of the merits of, talk someone into, bring someone round to, win someone over to, get acceptance for, win approval for, get support for, get across, promote
  • Phrases

    sell someone down the river
    informal See river
    sell out
  • 1 the garage had sold out of petrol
    have none left, be out of stock of, have run out of, have sold all one's …
    informal be fresh out of, be cleaned out of
    [Antonyms] have plenty of
  • 2 the English edition sold out very quickly
    be bought up, be depleted, be exhausted
    [Antonyms] flop
  • 3 he does not see himself as having sold out
    abandon one's principles, prostitute oneself, sell one's soul, betray one's cause/ideals, be untrue to oneself, go over to the other side, play false, sacrifice oneself, debase oneself, degrade oneself, demean oneself
  • sell someone out
    you sold me out to the cops, didn't you?
    betray, inform on/against;
    be disloyal to, be unfaithful to, desert, break one's promise to, double-cross, break faith with, stab in the back
    British informal grass on, shop
    North American informal rat out, finger, drop a/the dime on
    Australian informal pimp on, pool, put someone's pot on
    sell someone short
  • 1 she is always selling herself short
    undervalue, underrate, underestimate, disparage, deprecate, belittle
    rare derogate
  • 2 shopkeepers were selling people short
    swindle, cheat, give short measure to, defraud, fleece;
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