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If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier that other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.
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Noun

Singular
purchase

Plural
s

purchase (s)
  1. An individual item one has purchased.
  2. The act of seeking, getting, or obtaining something (e.g. property, etc.)
  3. The acquisition of title to, or property in, anything for a price; buying for money or its equivalent.
    They offer free with the purchase of a drink.
  4. That which is obtained, got, or acquired, in any manner, honestly or dishonestly; property; possession; acquisition.
  5. That which is obtained for a price in money or its equivalent.
    He was pleased with his latest purchase.
  6. (uncountable) Any mechanical hold, or advantage, applied to the raising or removing of heavy bodies, as by a lever, a tackle, capstan, and the like.
    It is hard to get purchase on a nail without a pry bar or hammer.
  7. The apparatus, tackle, or device by which such mechanical advantage is gained.
  8. (rock climbing, uncountable) The amount of hold one has from an individual foothold or ledge.
  9. Acquisition of lands or tenements by other means than descent or inheritance, namely, by one's own act or agreement.

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Verb

Infinitive
to purchase

Third person singular
purchas

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to purchase (third-person singular simple present purchas, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To buy.
  2. To pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire.
  3. To obtain by paying money or its equivalent; to buy for a price.
    to purchase land, to purchase a house.
  4. To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.
    to purchase favor with flattery.
  5. To expiate by a fine or forfeit.
  6. To apply to (anything) a device for obtaining a mechanical advantage; to get a purchase upon, or apply a purchase to.
    to purchase a cannon
  7. To put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert one's self.
  8. To acquire wealth or property.

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