- (transitive) To obtain (something) in exchange for money or goods
- (transitive) To bribe.
- (transitive, informal) to accept as true; to believe
NounBuy (plural Buys)
- Something which is bought; a purchase.
Adjectives for Buy
exceptional; special; extraordinary.
Adverbs for Buy
secretly; eagerly; dearly; methodically; recklessly; exceptionally; extraordinarily.
Synonyms for Buy
- (obtain (something) in exchange for money): purchase
- (accept as true): accept, believe, swallow (informal), take on
- purchase, procure, secure, obtain, negotiate, shop, bribe.
Antonyms for Buy
- (obtain (something) in exchange for money): sell, vend
- (accept as true): disbelieve, reject, pitch
- sale, vend, transfer, market.
abide by, accede, accept, accept for gospel, accept implicitly, acclaim, acquiesce, acquiesce in, acquire, advantageous purchase, agree, agree to, agree with, applaud, approach, assent, bargain, be certain, believe, believe without reservation, bribe, buy back, buy in, buy into, buy off, buy on credit, buy up, buying, buying power, buying up, catalog buying, cheer, coemption, complete a purchase, comply, consent, consumer power, consumer sovereignty, consumerism, corner, cornering, corrupt, credit, emption, engross, fix, get, get at, get to, give faith to, give the nod, good buy, good pennyworth, grease, grease the palm, hail, have, hire purchase, hold with, impulse buying, in toto, installment buying, lubricate, mail-order buying, make a buy, marketing, money illusion, monopolize, nod, nod assent, obtain, pay off, pennyworth, procure, purchase, purchasing, purchasing power, put faith in, reach, rebuy, rebuying, receive, redeem, regrate, repurchase, set store by, shopping, shopping spree, sop, square, steal, suborn, subscribe to, swallow, take, take care of, take for granted, take kindly to, take on faith, take on trust, take stock in, tamper with, tickle the palm, trust, vote for, welcome, window-shopping, yes, yield assent
From Middle English byen, biggen, buggen, from Old English bycġan (“to buy, pay for, acquire, redeem, ransom, procure, get done, sell”), from Proto-Germanic *bugjanan (“to buy”), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *bhūgh- (“to bend”), or from Proto-Indo-European *bheugh- (“to take away, deliver”). Cognate with Scots by (“to buy, purchase”), Old Saxon buggian, buggean (“to buy”), Old Norse byggja (“to procure a wife, lend at interest, let out”), Gothic 𐌱𐌿𐌲𐌾𐌰𐌽 (bugjan, “to buy”).
- enPR: bī, IPA: /baɪ/, SAMPA: /baI/
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- Rhymes: -aɪ
- Homophones: bi, bye, by