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accept

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buy someone off

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Synonyms for buy

to acquire in exchange for money or something of equal value

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to give, offer, or promise a bribe to

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to regard (something) as true or real

something bought or capable of being bought

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something offered or bought at a low price

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an advantageous purchase

make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence

be worth or be capable of buying

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acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange

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accept as true

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Professor Dunn added: "Although buying time can serve as a buffer against the time pressures of daily life, few people are doing it even when they can afford it.
Discussions about Apple buying Time Warner, however, didn't go past a preliminary stage, as they did not involveTim Cook, Apple's Chief Executive, nor his Time Warner counterpart, Jeff Bewkes.
However buying Time Warner would seem like a better fit, giving Apple a presence in TV and film production as well as cable television - allowing them to offer all these services directly to consumers through iPhones, iPads, MacBooks and its Apple TV set-top box.
It is a matter of who benefits from this by "buying time"!?
That is the conclusion which was served in the public with the last procedural games that showed the Parliament is buying time. Namely, six months after the renouncing of the mandates, the speaker Trajko Veljanoski does not schedule a session to establish the resignations and mandate and to render them to other candidates from the list.
Iran is buying time until it has a nuclear break-out capability.
The increase in the consumer confidence index stemmed from the improvements in consumer's assessments concerning their purchasing power in the next and present period, general economic situation and job opportunities in the next period, buying time condition of durable goods in the present period.
Chairman PTA said license-receiving groups would not be entitled to establish their own network, adding these groups will provide telephone and value-added services on buying time.
After a strong show of enthusiasm among members of the UN Security Council and an international outcry, the Burmese junta is buying time, hoping that the will of the international community would soon wane.