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American English: /ˈpərtʃəs/
British English: /ˈpəːtʃɪs/

Translation of purchase in Spanish:


  • 1 [formal] 1.1 uncountable and countable to make a purchase
    efectuar una adquisición or una compra [formal]
    hacer una compra
    purchase ledger
    libro (masculine) de contabilidad mayor
    (accounts keeping)
    contabilidad (feminine) mayor
    purchase order
    orden (feminine) de compra
    purchase price
    precio (masculine) de adquisición [formal] or compra
    1.2 countable
    Example sentences
    • However renovation work would use up all the council's funds and that upset 13 councillors from across the political spectrum who wanted to block the purchase.
    • The object of the purchase was that the Block should be converted into residential flats which would then be sold on.
    • From vending machine purchases to Morale, Welfare and Recreation tickets, any cash purchase aboard ship will require a Navy Cash Card.
    Example sentences
    • Climbing aboard, they stow their purchases within the truck's cabin, where they will lie protected from wind and possible rain.
    • They had a light lunch on board the ship, after stowing their purchases.
    • As you enter the home straight, you must be able to stow the purchases away within three minutes of entering and disposing of carrier bags where they will not be found.
  • 2 (grip) (no plural) to get purchase o a purchase on something
    agarrarse a or de algo
    Example sentences
    • Such wider knowledge is firmer purchase on the worldly things and neighbors God has given us to honor and conserve.
    • It didn't come in his lifetime; a catalyst and a visionary, he seemed to be moving too fast to gain purchase on his value system.
    • It took him a few more moments to figure out how to gain purchase on the surface with his feet, but as soon as he had that, he was off!

transitive verb

  • [formal] to purchase something (from somebody)
    comprarle algo (a alguien)
    we have purchased victory at a very high price
    hemos pagado muy cara la victoria
    Example sentences
    • Just visit your local outdoor shop and purchase a good set of waterproofs that blend in with the countryside.
    • She said offers had been received and they would like to see the property being purchased by locals.
    • Do you accept that some interest assigned to that part of the loan which went to purchasing the investment property is deductible?

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