(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. See sale.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To convey for a consideration]
Syn. market, vend, auction, dispose of, put up for sale, barter, exchange, trade, bargain, peddle, retail, merchandise, sell at the market, sell on the curb, sell over the counter, sell futures on, contract, wholesale, give title to, give a deed for, put in escrow; see also exchange 2 .
Ant. buy*, obtain*, get.
2. [To betray]
Syn. sell out*, fail, violate; see betray 1 , deceive , disappoint .
Syn.- sell implies the transferral of ownership of something to another for money [ to sell books, a house, etc. ] ; barter implies an exchange of goods or services without using money [ to barter food for clothes ] ; trade , in transitive use, also implies the exchange of articles [ let's trade neckties ] , and, intransitively, implies the carrying on of a business in which one buys and sells a specified commodity [ to trade in wheat ] ; auction implies the public sale of items one by one, each going to the highest of the competing bidders [ to auction off unclaimed property ] ; vend applies especially to the selling of small articles, as by peddling, coin-operated machine, etc. [ to vend souvenirs at the parade, vending machines ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
deal, trade, market, wholesale, retail, peddle, vend, offer for sale, unload, auction, barter, hustle.
ANT.: buy, purchase
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To offer for sale: deal (in), handle, market, merchandise, merchant, peddle, retail, trade (in), vend. See TRANSACTIONS. 2. To succeed in causing (a person) to act in a certain way. Also used with on: argue into, bring, bring around (or round), convince, get, induce, persuade, prevail on (or upon), talk into. See PERSUASION. II noun Slang. Market appeal: marketability, marketableness, salability, salableness. See DESIRE.

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