purchase (something) for (someone or something)

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purchase (something) for (someone or something)

1. To buy something on behalf of or as a gift to someone. He purchased a brand new car for Janet for her birthday. I'm purchasing some supplies for my boss.
2. To buy something for use with or by something else. I'm looking to purchase a new engine for my car. He's purchasing property all over the country for his company.
3. To buy something for a particular purpose or use. I refuse to purchase a brand-new dress for a wedding unless I know I'll wear it again in the future. You'll need to make a sizable donation for them to invite you to the gala.
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purchase something for someone

to buy something for someone else; to buy something to give to someone. Tony purchased a number of toys for the children in the orphanage. Who did you purchase this gift for?
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The deceased, identified as Allah Rakhi, wife of Allah Ditta of Arafat Colony of Multan, had come of the train to purchase something for her grandchildren but in the meantime, the train departed and she hurriedly tried to get on board.
Children's items are in a great demand, because every family, whatever its financial position, prefers to purchase something for their young ones.
I used a credit card for a bank based in a different emirate to purchase something for Dhs1432.40.
"She was registered blind and asked you as a trusted friend to purchase something for her on the internet.
Salem also receives additional checks when the Pump House has had a very good month, and uses the extra money to fund a special activity or purchase something for the facility.
"It promotes one-stop shopping and it promotes a 'one for you, one for me' shopping behavior," he said, because consumers searching a registry for gifts can easily "click" over to the Internet store and purchase something for themselves.