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Purchace vs. Purchase: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on December 31, 2023
"Purchace" is incorrect; the correct spelling is "purchase." Purchase means to acquire something in exchange for money.

Which is correct: Purchace or Purchase

How to spell Purchase?

Purchace is Incorrect

Purchase is Correct

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Key Differences

Link "purchase" with "chase," as in chasing a good deal, to remember the 'ch' in "purchase" instead of 'c' in "purchace."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 31, 2023
Associate "purchase" with "church," noting both have 'ch' in the middle.
Huma Saeed
Dec 31, 2023
Remember "purchase" contains "chase," signifying the act of acquiring, unlike "purchace."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 31, 2023
Recall "purse" in "purchase," implying spending money, unlike "purchace."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 31, 2023
Visualize "purchase" as "pur-chase," where you chase (acquire) what you pur (pay for).
Janet White
Dec 31, 2023
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Purchase Definitions

Purchase means to buy or acquire something in exchange for money.
She made a large purchase at the electronics store.
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Dec 08, 2023
Legally, purchase refers to acquiring property or goods through a legal transaction.
The couple completed the purchase of their new home.
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Dec 08, 2023
In mechanics, purchase refers to a firm grip or hold.
The climber needed a good purchase on the rock to ascend safely.
Harlon Moss
Dec 08, 2023
In nautical terms, purchase is a mechanical advantage gained by a system of pulleys or gears.
They used a block and tackle for greater purchase.
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Dec 08, 2023
In business, a purchase can refer to a significant acquisition, like a company.
The corporation announced the purchase of a smaller competitor.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 08, 2023
To obtain in exchange for money or its equivalent; buy.
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Dec 08, 2023
To acquire by effort; earn
Purchased the victory with the loss of many lives.
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Dec 08, 2023
To pull or haul by means of a mechanical device, such as a winch.
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Dec 08, 2023
The act or an instance of buying
The sudden purchase of a car.
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Dec 08, 2023
Something bought
That hat was a wise purchase.
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Dec 08, 2023
A hold or position that allows the application of power, as in moving something
Got a purchase for her foot and climbed up.
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Dec 08, 2023
A device, such as a pulley, used to obtain mechanical advantage.
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Dec 08, 2023
A means or advantage that allows the increase of power or influence.
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Dec 08, 2023
The acquisition of title to, or property in, anything for a price; buying for money or its equivalent.
They offer a free hamburger with the purchase of a drink.
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Dec 08, 2023
That which is obtained, got or acquired, in any manner, honestly or dishonestly; property; possession; acquisition.
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That which is obtained for a price in money or its equivalent.
He was pleased with his latest purchase.
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Dec 08, 2023
(obsolete) The act or process of seeking and obtaining something (e.g. property, etc.)
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Dec 08, 2023
A price paid for a house or estate, etc. equal to the amount of the rent or income during the stated number of years.
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Dec 08, 2023
Any mechanical hold or advantage, applied to the raising or removing of heavy bodies, as by a lever, a tackle or capstan.
It is hard to get purchase on a nail without a pry bar or hammer.
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Dec 08, 2023
The apparatus, tackle or device by which such mechanical advantage is gained and in nautical terminology the ratio of such a device, like a pulley, or block and tackle.
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Dec 08, 2023
The amount of hold one has from an individual foothold or ledge.
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Dec 08, 2023
Acquisition of lands or tenements by means other than descent or inheritance, namely, by one's own act or agreement.
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Dec 08, 2023
To buy, obtain by payment of a price in money or its equivalent.
To purchase land, to purchase a house
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To pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire.
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To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.
To purchase favor with flattery
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Dec 08, 2023
To expiate by a fine or forfeit.
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Dec 08, 2023
To apply to (anything) a device for obtaining a mechanical advantage; to get a purchase upon, or apply a purchase to; to raise or move by mechanical means.
To purchase a cannon
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Dec 08, 2023
To put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert oneself.
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Dec 08, 2023
To constitute the buying power for a purchase, have a trading value.
Many aristocratic refugees' portable treasures purchased their safe passage and comfortable exile during the revolution.
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Dec 08, 2023
To obtain by paying money or its equivalent; to buy for a price; as, to purchase land, or a house.
The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth.
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Dec 08, 2023
To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.; as, to purchase favor with flattery.
One poor retiring minute . . . Would purchase thee a thousand thousand friends.
A world who would not purchase with a bruise?
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Dec 08, 2023
To acquire by any means except descent or inheritance.
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Dec 08, 2023
To apply to (anything) a device for obtaining a mechanical advantage; to get a purchase upon, or apply a purchase to; as, to purchase a cannon.
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Dec 08, 2023
To put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert one's self.
Duke John of Brabant purchased greatly that the Earl of Flanders should have his daughter in marriage.
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Dec 08, 2023
To acquire wealth or property.
Sure our lawyersWould not purchase half so fast.
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Dec 08, 2023
The act of seeking, getting, or obtaining anything.
I'll . . . get meat to have thee,Or lose my life in the purchase.
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Dec 08, 2023
The act of seeking and acquiring property.
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Dec 08, 2023
The acquisition of title to, or properly in, anything for a price; buying for money or its equivalent.
It is foolish to lay out money in the purchase of repentance.
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Dec 08, 2023
That which is obtained, got, or acquired, in any manner, honestly or dishonestly; property; possession; acquisition.
We met with little purchase upon this coast, except two small vessels of Golconda.
A beauty-waning and distressed widow . . . Made prize and purchase of his lustful eye.
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Dec 08, 2023
Any mechanical hold, or advantage, applied to the raising or removing of heavy bodies, as by a lever, a tackle, capstan, and the like; also, the apparatus, tackle, or device by which the advantage is gained.
A politician, to do great things, looks for a power - what our workmen call a purchase.
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Dec 08, 2023
Acquisition of lands or tenements by other means than descent or inheritance, namely, by one's own act or agreement.
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Dec 08, 2023
The acquisition of something for payment;
They closed the purchase with a handshake
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Dec 08, 2023
Something acquired by purchase
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Dec 08, 2023
A means of exerting influence or gaining advantage;
He could get no purchase on the situation
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Dec 08, 2023
The mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
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Dec 08, 2023
Obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction;
The family purchased a new car
The conglomerate acquired a new company
She buys for the big department store
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Dec 08, 2023

FAQs

Why is it called purchase?

It's called purchase, derived from the Old French 'purchacer,' meaning to seek, acquire, or buy.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 31, 2023

What is the pronunciation of purchase?

Purchase is pronounced as /ˈpɜːr.tʃəs/.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 31, 2023

What is the verb form of purchase?

The verb form is "purchase," as in to buy something.
Huma Saeed
Dec 31, 2023

Which preposition is used with purchase?

Common prepositions used with "purchase" are "of" and "for," as in "purchase of a car" or "purchase for business."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 31, 2023

Which conjunction is used with purchase?

There isn't a specific conjunction commonly used with "purchase."
Janet White
Dec 31, 2023

What is the plural form of purchase?

The plural form is "purchases."
Harlon Moss
Dec 31, 2023

Which vowel is used before purchase?

The vowel "u" is used after the initial consonant 'p' in "purchase."
Janet White
Dec 31, 2023

What is the singular form of purchase?

The singular form is "purchase."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 31, 2023

What is the root word of purchase?

The root word of "purchase" is the Old French "purchacer," meaning to acquire or buy.
Janet White
Dec 31, 2023

Is purchase a noun or adjective?

"Purchase" can be both a noun and a verb.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 31, 2023

Is purchase a negative or positive word?

"Purchase" is neutral; its connotation depends on context.
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Dec 31, 2023

Is the word purchase is imperative?

"Purchase" can be used in the imperative form as a command, especially in a commercial context.
Janet White
Dec 31, 2023

Which determiner is used with purchase?

Determiners like "the," "a," "this," or "that" can be used with "purchase."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 31, 2023

Which article is used with purchase?

Both "a" and "the" can be used with "purchase," depending on the context.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 31, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in purchase?

The stressed syllable in "purchase" is the first one: pur-.
Janet White
Dec 31, 2023

What part of speech is purchase?

"Purchase" can be both a noun and a verb.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 31, 2023

What is another term for purchase?

Another term for "purchase" is "buy."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 31, 2023

What is the second form of purchase?

The second form is "purchased," as used in past tense.
Harlon Moss
Dec 31, 2023

What is the third form of purchase?

The third form for the verb "purchase" is "purchased," as in past participle.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 31, 2023

Is purchase a vowel or consonant?

"Purchase" is a word, not a vowel or consonant. It starts with the consonant "p."
Harlon Moss
Dec 31, 2023

Is purchase a countable noun?

Yes, "purchase" is a countable noun.
Harlon Moss
Dec 31, 2023

What is the first form of purchase?

The first form (base form) is "purchase."
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Dec 31, 2023

Is purchase an abstract noun?

"Purchase" as a concept can be considered an abstract noun, but it also refers to concrete transactions.
Harlon Moss
Dec 31, 2023

Is purchase a collective noun?

No, "purchase" is not typically used as a collective noun.
Harlon Moss
Dec 31, 2023

How many syllables are in purchase?

There are two syllables in "purchase."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 31, 2023

What is the opposite of purchase?

The opposite of "purchase" could be "sell" or "return."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 31, 2023

Is purchase an adverb?

No, "purchase" is not an adverb.
Janet White
Dec 31, 2023

Is the purchase term a metaphor?

"Purchase" can be used metaphorically in some contexts.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 31, 2023

How do we divide purchase into syllables?

"Purchase" is divided as pur-chase.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 31, 2023

How is purchase used in a sentence?

Example: "He plans to purchase a new car next month."
Janet White
Dec 31, 2023
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