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

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 someone down the river

      SYNONYMS

      cheat, trick, swindle, defraud, dupe, hoodwink

      informal

      double-cross, betray, deceive, sell out, stab in the back

      informal

      exploit, take advantage of

      informal

      do, con, take for a ride, sell, diddle, bamboozle, finagle, bilk, rip off, fleece

    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

      sell

      2‘the English edition sold out very quickly’

      SYNONYMS

      be bought up, be depleted, be exhausted

      ANTONYMS

      flop

      sell

      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
    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
    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