by vs ’bye vs buy :

by or bye or buy

By means next to or near to a particular object or someone.

"Mary stood by her husband till the very end of the trial."

Bye is a colloquial word for goodbye which means to say farewell to someone.

"Bye! See you later."

Buy means to obtain something in exchange for money or goods like a purchase transaction.

"I'm going to buy my father something nice for his retirement."

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  • r  so as to pass a given point
  • r  in reserve; not for immediate use
    put something by for her old age

  • n  an advantageous purchase
    the stock was a real buy at that price
  • v  obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction
    She buys for the big department store
  • v  make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
  • v  be worth or be capable of buying
    This sum will buy you a ride on the train
  • v  acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange
    She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work
  • v  accept as true
    I can't buy this story
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