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British pronunciation/bˈa‌ɪ/
American pronunciation/ˈbaɪ/
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to get something in exchange for paying money

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to buy definition and meaning
1.1

to persuade a particular person to do something illegal or dishonest in exchange for money

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The officer couldn't be bought, even with a hefty bribe.
The journalist couldn't be bought to slant the story.
He refused to be bought by their corrupt offers.
She's a person of strong ethics and can't be bought with money.
We need people who can't be bought to stand up against corruption.
1.2

to acquire something by trading or sacrificing something else of significant value

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Their success was bought at the expense of their health.
Their beautiful home was bought with years of saving and financial planning.
Wisdom is dearly bought through life's experiences.
Success in this field is often bought with years of hard work.
Fame that is bought with scandal may not last long.
1.3

(of money) to be enough to pay for a particular thing

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His salary can buy a comfortable lifestyle.
A hundred bucks can't buy a top-notch laptop.
Ten dollars won't buy a decent meal in this city.
Saving for a year can buy a nice vacation.
She provided her family with the finest vacation that money can buy.
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to believe something as true

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an advantageous purchase

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I always buy fresh products from the local farmers' market.
Let's buy some flowers for her birthday.
I need to buy groceries for dinner tonight.
Did you remember to buy tickets for the concert this weekend?
He bought a new phone to replace his old one.
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