Synonyms of sell in English:


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See UK English definition of sell

See Spanish definition of vender


1‘they are trying to sell their house’

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


2‘he sells fruit and vegetables’

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’

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

4‘the kit sells for £79.95’

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’

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


    sell someone short

    1‘she is always selling herself short’

    undervalue, underrate, underestimate, disparage, deprecate, belittle
    rare derogate

    2‘shopkeepers were selling people short’

    swindle, cheat, give short measure to, defraud, fleece
    short-change, overcharge
    sell someone out

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

    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, peach on
    British informal grass on, shop, stitch up, do the dirty on
    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 out

    1‘the garage had sold out of petrol’

    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

    have plenty of

    2‘the English edition sold out very quickly’

    be bought up, be depleted, be exhausted


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

    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