Synonyms of sell in English:

sell


See definition of sell

verb

1‘they are trying to sell their house’

SYNONYMS
dispose of, get rid of, vend, auction, auction off
put up for sale, offer for sale, put on sale
trade, barter, exchange, part-exchange, give in part-exchange
ANTONYMS

buy

2‘he sells fruit and vegetables’

SYNONYMS
trade in, deal in, be in the business of, traffic in, stock, carry, offer for sale, handle, peddle, hawk, retail, market, advertise, promote

3‘the book should sell well’

SYNONYMS
be bought, be purchased, go
sell like hot cakes, move, be in demand

4‘the kit sells for £79.95’

SYNONYMS
be priced at, sell at, retail at, go for, be, be found for, be trading at, cost

5‘the President still has to sell the deal to Congress’

SYNONYMS
persuade someone to accept, convince someone of the merits of, talk someone into, bring someone round to, win someone over to, get acceptance for, win approval for, get support for, get across, promote

Phrases

    sell out

    1‘the garage had sold out of petrol’


    SYNONYMS

    have none left, be out of stock of, have run out of, have sold all one's …

    informal

    be fresh out of, be cleaned out of

    ANTONYMS

    have plenty of

    2‘the English edition sold out very quickly’


    SYNONYMS

    be bought up, be depleted, be exhausted

    ANTONYMS

    flop

    3‘he does not see himself as having sold out’


    SYNONYMS

    abandon one's principles, prostitute oneself, sell one's soul, betray one's cause, betray one's ideals, be untrue to oneself, go over to the other side, play false, sacrifice oneself, debase oneself, degrade oneself, demean oneself

    sell someone out

    ‘you sold me out to the cops, didn't you?’


    SYNONYMS

    betray, inform against, inform on

    be disloyal to, be unfaithful to, desert, break one's promise to, double-cross, break faith with, stab in the back

    informal

    tell on, sell down the river, blow the whistle on, squeal on, stitch up, peach on, do the dirty on

    British informal

    grass on, shop

    North American informal

    rat out, finger, drop a dime on, drop the dime on

    Australian informal

    pimp on, pool, put someone's pot on

    sell someone short

    1‘she is always selling herself short’


    SYNONYMS

    undervalue, underrate, underestimate, disparage, deprecate, belittle

    rare

    derogate

    2‘shopkeepers were selling people short’


    SYNONYMS

    swindle, cheat, give short measure to, defraud, fleece

    short-change, overcharge