1 buying sth
ADJ. cash | credit | online | bulk the bulk purchase of paper | outright Companies are moving away from outright purchase of company cars to contract hire. | compulsory The council applied for a compulsory purchase order on the the tennis courts. | arms, house, land, share
PURCHASE + NOUN price | tax | order
PHRASES the cost of purchase You can resell books and cut the original cost of purchase. | the date/time of purchase I did not notice the defects at the time of purchase. | the place/point of purchase Ticket holders should return to the point of purchase for a refund. | proof of purchase Keep your receipt as proof of purchase.
2 sth bought
ADJ. excellent, good | expensive
VERB + PURCHASE make some ways to encourage customers to make a purchase | pay for
ADV. compulsorily The land was compulsorily purchased from the owner to make way for the new road.
VERB + PURCHASE agree to, be willing to | wish to | can/cannot afford to
PREP. for They purchased the land for $1 million. | from They purchased the house from an elderly couple.