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  1. [noun] the acquisition of something for payment; "they closed the purchase with a handshake"

  2. [noun] something acquired by purchase

  3. [noun] a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage; "he could get no purchase on the situation"

  4. [noun] the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
    Synonyms: leverage

  5. [verb] obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store"
    Synonyms: buy


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