To acquire in exchange for money or its equivalent; purchase. See Regional Note at boughten.
To be capable of purchasing: “Certainly there are lots of things in life that money won't buy”(Ogden Nash).
To acquire by sacrifice, exchange, or trade: wanted to buy love with gifts.
To bribe: tried to buy a judge.
Informal To accept the truth or feasibility of: The officer didn't buy my lame excuse for speeding.
To purchase something; act as a purchaser.
Something bought or for sale; a purchase.
An act of purchasing: a drug buy.
Something that is underpriced; a bargain.
Phrasal Verbs: buy into To acquire a stake or interest in: bought into a risky real estate venture.Informal To believe in, especially wholeheartedly or uncritically: couldn't buy into that brand of conservatism.buy off To bribe (an official, for example) in order to secure improper cooperation or gain exemption from a regulation or legal consequence. buy out To purchase the entire stock, business rights, or interests of. buy up To purchase all that is available of.
A bargain-priced asset. For example, an analyst may feel that a particular firm owns valuable assets overlooked or undervalued by the financial community. In such an instance, the firm's stock is considered a buy.
To purchase a security or other asset. Compare sell.