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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Certain of the best wines (which all had a great character among amateurs in the neighbourhood) had been purchased for his master, who knew them very well, by the butler of our friend John Osborne, Esquire, of Russell Square.
Eustace Macallan used the arsenic which--her husband purchased for the purpose of improving the defects of her complexion?"
He falsified Bank records to make it appear that he was fulfilling an agreement to pay for the lease of two cars that the Bank purchased for his use.
The regulations are interpreted very strictly by the IRS: goods purchased for resale that are not processed further by the taxpayer cannot be included with like goods manufactured and included in the taxpayer's NBU pool.
If the storage is being purchased for a 24X7 production environment, it should have 24X7 support with at least a four-hour response time.
Bankruptcy auctions often include the sale of patent or trademark rights, which can impart significant potential value and often can be purchased for a fraction of their fair value.
In fact, the best way to analyze this proposition is to compare the daily benefit purchased without COLA to the daily benefit that can be purchased for the same premium with COLA.
Accordingly, the company's brokerage firm should have the legal and trading expertise needed to stay within the safe harbor boundaries without sacrificing execution--the ability to get a good price for stock purchased for the treasury.
At the end of the lease term, the furniture is purchased for $1.
In a private letter ruling dated October 21, 1969, however, the IRS held that the plan would not qualify as a reorganization under 368(a)(1)(B) unless ITT disposed of the Hartford stock it had purchased for cash in the previous year.
Consider two parcels of land: Greenacre, almost certain to receive water rights, is purchased for $1,000, and Brownacre, without this expectation, is purchased for $500.
The land was purchased for $3.5 million from MLA Properties, Ltd., of which Alex Di Lorenzo is a principal.
In Hawk's case, each shareholder would own three policies, resulting in a total of 12 policies being purchased for the arrangement.
* When some or all of the target stock is purchased for an installment obligation and a Sec.
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