sell

To sell is to exchange a thing or a service for money. You could sell lemonade from a table on the sidewalk, or sell hotdogs at a baseball game.

When a business or store carries certain products for purchase, they sell those things; a car lot sells automobiles, and a bookstore sells books and magazines. Sometimes people say that an item "sells at" or "sells for" a certain price: "Normally, those candy bars sell for a dollar each." When something sells out, it's totally gone, but when a person sells out, they give up their principles for money or popularity.

Definitions of sell
  1. verb
    exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
    “He sold his house in January”
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    Antonyms:
    buy, purchase
    obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction
    buy
    be worth or be capable of buying
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    clear
    sell
    negociate
    sell or discount
    scalp
    sell illegally, as on the black market
    bootleg
    sell illicit products such as drugs or alcohol
    sell short
    sell securities or commodities or foreign currency that is not actually owned by the seller, who hopes to cover (buy back) the sold items at a lower price and thus to earn a profit
    remainder
    sell cheaply as remainders
    resell
    sell (something) again after having bought it
    syndicate
    sell articles, television programs, or photos to several publications or independent broadcasting stations
    deaccession
    sell (art works) from a collection, especially in order to raise money for the purchase of other art works
    sell off
    get rid of by selling, usually at reduced prices
    fob off, foist off, palm off
    sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive
    realise, realize
    convert into cash; of goods and property
    auction, auction off, auctioneer
    sell at an auction
    retail
    sell on the retail market
    wholesale
    sell in large quantities
    sacrifice
    sell at a loss
    dump, underprice
    sell at artificially low prices
    undercut, undersell
    sell cheaper than one's competition
    dispose
    give, sell, or transfer to another
    move
    dispose of by selling
    redispose
    dispose anew
    street-walk, streetwalk
    walk the streets in search of customers
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    change, exchange, interchange
    give to, and receive from, one another
  2. verb
    do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
    “The brothers sell shoes”
    synonyms: deal, trade
    deal
    sell
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    push
    sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)
    deal
    sell
    black marketeer
    deal on the black market
    pyramid
    use or deal in (as of stock or commercial transaction) in a pyramid deal
    market
    deal in a market
    hawk, huckster, monger, peddle, pitch, vend
    sell or offer for sale from place to place
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    transact
    conduct business
  3. verb
    give up for a price or reward
    “She sold her principles for a successful career”
    Synonyms:
    betray
    deliver to an enemy by treachery
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    cede, deliver, give up, surrender
    relinquish possession or control over
  4. verb
    deliver to an enemy by treachery
    “Judas sold Jesus”
    synonyms: betray
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    double cross
    betray by double-dealing
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    cozen, deceive, delude, lead on
    be false to; be dishonest with
  5. verb
    be sold at a certain price or in a certain way
    “These books sell like hot cakes”
    Synonyms:
    deal, trade
    do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
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    retail
    be sold at the retail level
    trade
    be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions
    close
    be priced or listed when trading stops
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    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  6. verb
    persuade somebody to accept something
    “The French try to sell us their image as great lovers”
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    persuade
    cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
  7. verb
    be approved of or gain acceptance
    “The new idea sold well in certain circles”
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    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  8. verb
    be responsible for the sale of
    “All her publicity sold the products”
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    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  9. noun
    the activity of persuading someone to buy
    “it was a hard sell
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    sale
    the general activity of selling
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