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Definition of 'sell'


  1. the activity of persuading someone to buy; "it was a hard sell"


  1. exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
       Antonyms: buy purchase
  2. be sold at a certain price or in a certain way; "These books sell like hot cakes"
  3. do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"
       Synonyms: deal trade
  4. persuade somebody to accept something; "The French try to sell us their image as great lovers"
  5. give up for a price or reward; "She sold her principles for a successful career"
  6. deliver to an enemy by treachery; "Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country"
       Synonyms: betray
  7. be approved of or gain acceptance; "The new idea sold well in certain circles"
  8. be responsible for the sale of; "All her publicity sold the products"

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