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Definition of "sell" []

  • To exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent. (verb-transitive)
  • To offer for sale, as for one's business or livelihood: The partners sell textiles. (verb-transitive)
  • To give up or surrender in exchange for a price or reward: sell one's soul to the devil. (verb-transitive)
  • To be purchased in (a certain quantity); achieve sales of: a book that sold a million copies. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring about or encourage sales of; promote: Good publicity sold the product. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sell" in a sentence
  • "Fans know what sell: they write stories, make vids from clips, create drawings from those items already solid enough to *sell*."
  • "In fact the word sell comes from the Old English word"
  • "The point here is, it's one thing to use the term sell the war, promote what you're doing."