V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to provide goods and services, especially as a business; 2. to circulate gossip or information

Synonyms: supply, provide, furnish, equip, stock, store, transfer, inform, circulate

Antonyms: hinder, impede, limit

Tips: Think of the related word provide, which has generally replaced purvey in Modern English. Purvey usually means "to provide." Thus, a purveyor is a provider or supplier.

Usage Examples:

The non-profit company will purvey blankets and water to the disaster victims. (provide, supply)

The political group was accused of purveying lies about the candidate. (circulating)

She considered herself a purveyor of news and opinion. (provider, supplier) noun

The little deli down the street purveys interesting food items from all over the world. (stocks, stores)

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