verb (used with object), pur·chased, pur·chas·ing.
verb (used without object), pur·chased, pur·chas·ing.
Origin of purchase
SYNONYMS FOR purchase
Examples from the Web for purchased
People will always scratch and save if a sudden burst of unrestrained pleasure can be purchased.
When a top Mobutu confidant named Colonel Alphonse Bangala purchased the island, Lometcha bought shares.
But a recently purchased automated bottling line has increased their output to sixty cases per hour.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Saban also lamented the fact that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post.Would Pro-Israel Billionaires Adelson and Saban Really Buy the NYT?|Eli Lake|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We have guests run away all the time,” says manager Lee-Ann Wilber, who purchased the house 11 years ago.Would You Stay in Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murder House?|Nina Strochlic|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His love can be purchased with nothing less than his chosen master's heart.Greyfriars Bobby|Eleanor Atkinson
We had full, flowing, picturesque Moorish costumes which we purchased in the bazaars of Tangier.The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 2, 1867-1875|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Grandmother had one gold dollar; this she gave me and the book was purchased.Scenic Mount Lowe and Its Wonderful Railway|George Wharton James
Two horses have I purchased for you and the young man your friend—two swift horses with their saddles.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
Five quite expensive pairs of silk and lisle socks Milt purchased—all that the general merchant at Jeppe had in stock.Free Air|Sinclair Lewis