Translation of purchase in Spanish:


adquisición, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpəːtʃɪs//ˈpərtʃəs/


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    • 1.1(act)

      adquisición feminine formal
      compra feminine
      to make a purchase efectuar una adquisición / una compra formal
      • purchase ledger (accounts keeping) contabilidad mayor
      • purchase order orden de compra
      • purchase price precio de compra
      • The owner had not advised the harbormaster of his new purchase.
      • They had a light lunch on board the ship, after stowing their purchases.
      • While the purchase was cleared by regulators, it led to such unfavorable press that Green decided to back down.
      • Government purchases stimulate the production of the goods that the government buys.
      • A repayment for her husband's outstanding debt for the purchase of Nordstern is still deducted each month from her welfare cheque.
      • Home improvements, car purchases, holidays, computers, education and medical expenses are among the areas for loans most sought after by members.
      • This lead to the purchase of another antique designed and built in the Knutson yard near New York City in 1963.
      • By the time consumers carry their purchases home, the product will tend to be off-flavor.
      • As a consumer, it was your duty to have a million desires in order to fuel that commerce with your purchases.
      • Indeed, it appears that the less sleaze-inducing internet route for buying cars is picking up steam - with plenty of car purchases originating online.
      • ‘Unless the emission test and labeling are free of charge, customers will question them and probably cancel their car purchases,’ she said.
      • They wanted to try to get some action done on sweatshop labour and the products that the university purchases.
      • This channel is especially attractive for companies marketing big-ticket, infrequent purchases, like cars or a house, Fecko says.
      • Climbing aboard, they stow their purchases within the truck's cabin, where they will lie protected from wind and possible rain.
      • De Beers has faced mounting pressure over its purchase of diamonds from these war-torn areas.
      • When they'd completed their shopping, they put their purchases in his car, and then drove to the restaurant.
      • Some obligation is raw debt, used to leverage the purchase of machinery or more farmland.
      • The HMAS Leeuwin Trust Fund supports the purchase of the sword on a biennial basis.
      • The most intriguing purchase to date has been that of the Varyag.
      • Dyke says the purchase of the HCVs represents a continuation of Cabot's long-time relationship with Scherping Systems.
      • I want you to know about the concerns that I have about my $70,000 purchase.
      • The Army has instituted numerous goals to increase the use of commercial purchases.
      • That helped nationwide car purchases rise 55 percent in August from a year earlier, according to the Oauto Web site, which compiles auto-industry data.
      • The object of the purchase was that the Block should be converted into residential flats which would then be sold on.
      • Work began on the car's conversion in the spring of 2000, after the purchase of trucks and motors from the Seashore Trolley Museum.
      • This method of documenting the sale also applied in the second example of a cash purchase where the replacement car was new.
      • From vending machine purchases to Morale, Welfare and Recreation tickets, any cash purchase aboard ship will require a Navy Cash Card.
      • Most of the population are very unlikely to be offered a vaccine. Given these limitations, the health department has chosen to make its block purchase of Tamiflu.
      • I'd already found a buyer for another block, and after completing the purchase, I put the other two on the market.
      • A typical investment decision problem underlies the purchase of the three pressing machines in 1922.
      • As you enter the home straight, you must be able to stow the purchases away within three minutes of entering and disposing of carrier bags where they will not be found.
      • However renovation work would use up all the council's funds and that upset 13 councillors from across the political spectrum who wanted to block the purchase.
      • The next C&O stock car purchases didn't take place until the mid-1930s.
      • A lot of citizens base their own purchases on what product has passed the rigorous demands of police work.
      • A handheld computer owner should register the purchase with the manufacturer to obtain a warranty and technical support.
      • Avid boaters, and history and antique buffs, the pair are elated by the purchase.
      • All customers are entitled to free upgrades and maintenance for a period of two years from original purchase.
      • China's economic planners are hoping to unleash decades of pent-up consumer demand for houses, cars, and smaller purchases funded by bank loans.
      • He was also charged with tendering a false cheque from First Citizens Bank for the purchase of a pirogue and a Yamaha engine valued at $65,000.
      • The purchase by Indonesia of arms from China, for instance, would raise alarm.

    • 1.2(thing bought)

      adquisición feminine formal
      compra feminine

  • 2

    to get purchase/ a purchase on sth agarrarse a / de algo
    • It took him a few more moments to figure out how to gain purchase on the surface with his feet, but as soon as he had that, he was off!
    • My Dad is a quiet man with the soul of a poet, and very little purchase on the world of things and possessions.
    • By being funny, outsiders can gain access to and purchase on a social mainstream from which they might be excluded.
    • The contention that we gain some purchase on the post-Cold War order by regarding it as a phase of peacemaking seems to depend on an assumption that it is the very act of peacemaking that issues in the subsequent order.
    • They skated around for a bit, mostly with him just trying to help her keep her precarious purchase on the ground.
    • Such wider knowledge is firmer purchase on the worldly things and neighbors God has given us to honor and conserve.
    • Not having experienced the desperation of oppression, we have little purchase on the extremism it might engender.
    • Maybe Hanson is taking aim at the American isolationist Right, but the argument he takes on has considerable purchase on the little Englanders the British Left have become morphed into recently.
    • She scrabbled in vain for purchase on the stone floor, which was smooth from the years of pedestrian traffic pounding the irregularities into powder.
    • The bands in this second category distinguish themselves by gaining purchase on a sound so unique and texturally diverse that they lack a clear antecedent.
    • On this first attempt Pete couldn't grab anything with which to haul himself in and his other leg, not in the sling, was flailing around trying to get some purchase on the slippery slope.
    • We are as much in need of critical purchase on the medical imaging that creates our illusion of the real body we inhabit as we are of ways to rethink documentary photography or graphic design.
    • He flailed around, trying to gain purchase on anything he could.
    • The opinions of others have never had much purchase on him.
    • The people who are meant to be our leaders no longer get any real purchase on the public mind.
    • Town's best chance fell to Michael Duffy who met a left wing cross from Cormac O'Malley with a glancing header but he didn't get enough purchase on the ball and it flashed wide.
    • As the liberal establishment moved left under radical pressure, conservatives gained purchase on the political center.
    • It didn't come in his lifetime; a catalyst and a visionary, he seemed to be moving too fast to gain purchase on his value system.
    • They were also smoother, new growth, and it was harder for Zal to find purchase on the slippery, slightly wet surfaces.
    • It anchors itself by gaining purchase on the pitted, rough limestone, and then stretches the upper half of its body into the air of the abyss.

transitive verb


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    adquirir formal
    to purchase sth ( from sb) comprarle algo ( a algn)
    • we have purchased victory at a very high price hemos pagado muy cara la victoria