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Noun sell has 1 sense
  1. sell - the activity of persuading someone to buy; "it was a hard sell"
    --1 is a kind of
    Derived forms: verb sell8, verb sell3, verb sell2, verb sell1
Verb sell has 8 senses
  1. sell - 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"
    --1 is one way to
    exchange, change, interchange
    Antonyms: buy, purchase
    Derived forms: noun sell1, noun seller1, noun selling1
    Sample sentences:
    They sell the food to the people
    They sell the people the food
  2. sell - be sold at a certain price or in a certain way; "These books sell like hot cakes"
    --2 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun sell1, noun selling1
    Sample sentence:
    These cars won't sell
  3. deal, sell, trade - do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"
    --3 is one way to transact
    Derived forms: noun sell1, noun seller1, noun selling1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. sell - persuade somebody to accept something; "The French try to sell us their image as great lovers"
    --4 is one way to
    Sample sentence:
    They won't sell the story
  5. sell - give up for a price or reward; "She sold her principles for a successful career"
    --5 is one way to
    surrender, cede, deliver, give up
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  6. betray, sell - deliver to an enemy by treachery; "Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country"
    --6 is one way to deceive, lead on, delude, cozen
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot sell Sue
  7. sell - be approved of or gain acceptance; "The new idea sold well in certain circles"
    --7 is one way to
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  8. sell - be responsible for the sale of; "All her publicity sold the products"
    --8 is one way to
    Derived form: noun sell1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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