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  • n. The opposite of a boycott: deliberately purchasing a company's or a country's products in support of their policies, or to counter a boycott.
  • v. To support (a company, country, etc.) by buying its products.

Etymologies

Blend of buy and boycott (Wiktionary)

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  • The usual reason for an anti-boycott is to prevent a company or entity from backing down on the decision that initially caused the boycott.

    Some examples of recent anti-boycotts (buycotts] include:

    The "Buy Danish" campaign, set up to counter the boycott of Danish goods by the Middle East.
    The anti-boycotts by supporters of Israe] to oppose Boycott Israel campaigns.
    When Whole Foods Market was boycotted because the CEO opposed U.S. President Barack Obama's health care reform policies, opponents of health care reform staged nationwide buycotts.

    July 28, 2015

  • “… a way of more effectively responding to businesses whose practices are objectionable. Don’t simply not give them your money, which doesn’t have much effect because those businesses have little way of measuring what it is they lost, because they never know what they lost. Instead, almost give them your money, and then cancel your transaction and state explicitly your reason for canceling.�?
    — Dan Waber, Buycott instead of Boycott (2008) Free Idea Factory.

    June 7, 2008