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My kids aren't celebrities. They never made that bargain. We were offered a lot of money to sell pictures of our kids when they were born. You'll notice there aren't any. I make no judgment about people who decide differently; a lot of them give the money to charity. For me, it was a matter of principle.
Ben Affleck

Meaning of "sell" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SELL

Old English sellan to lend, deliver; related to Old Norse selja to sell, Gothic saljan to offer sacrifice, Old High German sellen to sell, Latin cōnsilium advice.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SELL

sell  [sɛl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SELL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sell is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb sell in English.

WHAT DOES SELL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of sell in the English dictionary

The first definition of sell in the dictionary is to dispose of or transfer or be disposed of or transferred to a purchaser in exchange for money or other consideration; put or be on sale. Other definition of sell is to deal in. Sell is also to give up or surrender for a price or reward.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SELL

PRESENT

Present
I sell
you sell
he/she/it sells
we sell
you sell
they sell
Present continuous
I am selling
you are selling
he/she/it is selling
we are selling
you are selling
they are selling
Present perfect
I have sold
you have sold
he/she/it has sold
we have sold
you have sold
they have sold
Present perfect continuous
I have been selling
you have been selling
he/she/it has been selling
we have been selling
you have been selling
they have been selling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I sold
you sold
he/she/it sold
we sold
you sold
they sold
Past continuous
I was selling
you were selling
he/she/it was selling
we were selling
you were selling
they were selling
Past perfect
I had sold
you had sold
he/she/it had sold
we had sold
you had sold
they had sold
Past perfect continuous
I had been selling
you had been selling
he/she/it had been selling
we had been selling
you had been selling
they had been selling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will sell
you will sell
he/she/it will sell
we will sell
you will sell
they will sell
Future continuous
I will be selling
you will be selling
he/she/it will be selling
we will be selling
you will be selling
they will be selling
Future perfect
I will have sold
you will have sold
he/she/it will have sold
we will have sold
you will have sold
they will have sold
Future perfect continuous
I will have been selling
you will have been selling
he/she/it will have been selling
we will have been selling
you will have been selling
they will have been selling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would sell
you would sell
he/she/it would sell
we would sell
you would sell
they would sell
Conditional continuous
I would be selling
you would be selling
he/she/it would be selling
we would be selling
you would be selling
they would be selling
Conditional perfect
I would have sell
you would have sell
he/she/it would have sell
we would have sell
you would have sell
they would have sell
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been selling
you would have been selling
he/she/it would have been selling
we would have been selling
you would have been selling
they would have been selling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you sell
we let´s sell
you sell
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to sell
Past participle
sold
Present Participle
selling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SELL

sell down the river
sell in
sell off
sell oneself
sell out
sell short
sell someone a pup
sell up
sell-by date
sell-off
sell-through
Sella
sellable
Sellafield
selle
seller
seller´s market

WORDS THAT END LIKE SELL

all very well
as well
bell
Campbell
cell
dell
fell
hell
just as well
mell
Mitchell
ring a bell
Russell
schnell
shell
smell
spell
tell
the hell
well

Synonyms and antonyms of sell in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SELL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sell» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sell
barter · be · carry · cost · exchange · get across · go · go for · handle · hawk · market · merchandise · move · peddle · promote · put across · retail · stock · trade · vend

Translation of «sell» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SELL

Find out the translation of sell to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sell from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sell» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

出售
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vender
570 millions of speakers

English

sell
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बेचने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَبْيعُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

продавать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vender
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিক্রি করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vendre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menjual
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verkaufen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

売る
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

(물건을) 팔다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngedol
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bán
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விற்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विक्री करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

satmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vendere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sprzedać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

продавати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a vinde
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πουλώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verkoop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sälja
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selge
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sell

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SELL»

The term «sell» is very widely used and occupies the 1.391 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SELL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sell» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sell» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sell

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «SELL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sell.
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Jeff Abbott
No one forces me, or any other writer, to sell a film option on the books. If you don't want to run the risk that the filmmakers may adapt your work in a way you don't like, then you don't sell the option. You know when you sell it that they will have to make some changes, just because film and TV are different media than books.
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Ben Affleck
My kids aren't celebrities. They never made that bargain. We were offered a lot of money to sell pictures of our kids when they were born. You'll notice there aren't any. I make no judgment about people who decide differently; a lot of them give the money to charity. For me, it was a matter of principle.
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Marcia Angell
Just look at herbal remedies. It's essentially a throwback. It's saying you go to a plant and you mush it up and you stick it in the jar and you sell it and you eat it and it's going to cure what ails you. And that's the kind of stuff that people believed in the early 19th century.
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Katie Aselton
I love my kids, they are amazing children, but they drive me bananas sometimes. And sometimes, I want to sell them on eBay... but I'm not going to.
5
Robby Benson
I've learned to sell my music, I've learned to direct, I've written screenplays... All of this fulfilled my artistic needs but also put food on the table.
6
Uwe Boll
I produce for a low price and I sell it on my own to 80 countries.
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Dana Brunetti
Don't sell credits; don't sell walk-on roles... If people want to back you, they'll back you. But if you have to entice people will walk-on roles and crazy credits, you're undermining yourself.
8
Earl Campbell
Our company sells about five to six million pounds of sausage a year. We sell it retail and to restaurants. We've got all kinds of products.
9
Will Champlin
Own every note I sing and sell it. Make a connection to the audience. That's what it comes down to, you know?
10
Cher
Some years I'm the coolest thing that ever happened, and then the next year everyone's so over me, and I'm just so past my sell date.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SELL»

Discover the use of sell in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sell and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Questions that Sell: The Powerful Process for Discovering ...
The book contains powerful examples, exercises, and hundreds of sample questions, including: * Vision Questions: Tap into a customers’ needs and desires for the future * Questions to Uncover Problems: Fix something that’s not working ...
Paul Cherry, 2006
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Hard Sell: Now a Major Motion Picture LOVE and OTHER DRUGS
Jamie Reidy is the guy who's been there, done that, and walked away with the insider stories.
Reidy, Jamie, 2010
3
202 Things You Can Buy and Sell for Big Profits
Reap Your Share of Resale Riches! This is it-the bona fide insider's guide to cashing in on the huge boom in reselling new and used products for big bucks.
James Stephenson, Jason R. Rich, Jason Rich, 2008
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How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks - All for Free
Create blogs/websites, cover design, convert formats, upload to major retailers, maximize search rankings, sell with Paypal buttons and more. This book shows authors how to make, market and sell ebooks - all for free.
Jason Matthews, 2010
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How to Sell Anything to Anybody
"Salesmen are made, not born. If I did it, you can do it." -- Joe Girard In his fifteen-year selling career, author Joe Girard sold 13,001 cars, a Guinness World Record.
Joe Girard, Stanley H. Brown, 1978
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Sell and Sell Short
Study Guide for Sell and Sell Short Be sure to work through the companion volume to Sell and Sell Short before risking a dollar in the markets. This Study Guide contains 115 questions and answers, including 17 chart studies.
Alexander Elder, 2011
7
How to Sell Technical Equipment and Services
In this new book, author James R. Hutton shares his decades of experience in the petroleum industry to help readers master the challenge of industrial sales.
James R. Hutton, 2005
8
All the News That's Fit to Sell: How the Market Transforms ...
Newspapers trying to sell space to advertisers tailor the way they cover politics in order to gain more readers to market. News coverage is sold to the highest bidders— including readers, advertisers, and politicians. To the media's harshest  ...
James T. Hamilton, 2006
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How to Sell More Stuff!: Promotional Marketing That Really Works
How to Sell More Stuff tells executives, agencies, internal departments, entrepreneurs, and students alike how to close sales by influencing immediate customer behavior through an array of promotional techniques, including sweepstakes, tie ...
Steve Smith, Don E. Schultz, 2004
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Sell & Re-Sell Your Photos
A resource for would-be professional photographers provides information on the new role of digital photography and the Internet in business, offering advice on dealing with a stock photo agency, photo archiving, and creating a portfolio.
Rohn Engh, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SELL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sell is used in the context of the following news items.
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RBS to sell $2.2 billion Citizens shares to take stake below 25 percent
L) intends to sell up to $2.2 billion shares in U.S. bank Citizens (CFG.N), which would cut its stake in that business to less than a quarter. RBS said on Tuesday it ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
2
Pearson to sell Economist Group stake
Publishing company Pearson has confirmed plans to sell its 50% stake in the Economist Group. The statement from the firm came just days after it announced ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
3
Man tries to sell baby in Manchester city centre
Police appealed for anyone who saw the man with a baby in a pram to come forward. A man has tried to sell a baby in Manchester city centre, police said. «BBC News, Jul 15»
4
Lululemon Files for Founder Chip Wilson to Sell His Shares
Mr. Wilson and his family could sell their 20.1 million shares in Lululemon, ... said the filing doesn't mean that he has immediate plans to sell the shares, but it ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
5
Government to sell off remainder of Royal Mail shares to raise …
The government is set to sell off its remaining stake in Royal Mail in a move it hopes will raise around £1.5billion. The Treasury will start selling off its 30 per cent ... «This is Money, Jun 15»
6
Randy Lerner desperate to sell Aston Villa this summer with interest …
Lerner has been actively trying to sell Villa for just over a year and in an interview with The Times, the American concedes he should have given up the ... «Daily Mail, May 15»
7
Supreme Court Rules Felons May Sell, Transfer 'Clean' Guns
WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court Monday ruled felons may sell or give away guns they own to others, reversing a lower court that said the government can ... «Wall Street Journal, May 15»
8
Wendy's selling 640 restaurants
Wendy's plans to sell 640 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada to franchisees to generate cash and reduce expenses, the company said Wednesday. It will also ... «USA TODAY, May 15»
9
Lafarge and Holcim to Sell US, Canadian Assets to Clear Way for …
As a condition of that approval, Lafarge is to sell to Continental Cement Co. its Davenport ... It also will sell its cement terminals and other distribution assets in ... «Wall Street Journal, May 15»
10
Liberals defend paying $7M to consultants for report on assets sell-off
The Ontario government is defending almost $7 million in payouts to consulting firms — some with Liberal ties — for work on a recent report advocating ... «Toronto Star, Apr 15»

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