1. [ verb ] (business) 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"

Related terms: buy exchange dispose foist_off move syndicate deaccession scalp realize bootleg retail auction remainder clear trust sacrifice dump undersell resell wholesale sell_short prostitute negociate sell_off commerce selling seller give
2. [ verb ] (business) be sold at a certain price or in a certain way

: "These books sell like hot cakes"

Related terms: be trade retail deal selling
3. [ verb ] (business) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
Synonyms: deal trade

"She deals in gold" "The brothers sell shoes"

Related terms: transact peddle market pyramid deal push black_marketeer commerce distribute trade deal deal trader trading seller dealer transaction principal
4. [ verb ] persuade somebody to accept something

"The French try to sell us their image as great lovers"

Related terms: persuade
5. [ verb ] give up for a price or reward

: "She sold her principles for a successful career"

Related terms: surrender betray
6. [ verb ] deliver to an enemy by treachery
Synonyms: betray

"Judas sold Jesus" "The spy betrayed his country"

Related terms: deceive double_cross
7. [ verb ] be approved of or gain acceptance

"The new idea sold well in certain circles"

Related terms: be
8. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3567
9. [ verb ] be responsible for the sale of

"All her publicity sold the products"

Related terms: be
10. [ noun ] (business) the activity of persuading someone to buy

"it was a hard sell"

Related terms: sale
Similar spelling:   Selle