Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun, verb

Definitions: (noun) A purchase is a strong hold on something. (noun) A purchase is something that you have bought. (verb) If you purchase something, you buy it.

Examples: (noun) He wasn’t able to get a purchase on his bag before it was pulled away from him. (noun) With a building purchase price of £200,000, the total cost of the project would be £1 million. (verb) The larger company purchased all the shares in the smaller company for just under $900,000.

Synonyms: verbs: buy. grip.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 2 D

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