Buy vs Prebuy - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between buy and prebuy

is that buy is to make a purchase or purchases, to treat (for a meal) while prebuy is to buy in advance.

As verbs the difference between buy and prebuy

is that buy is to obtain (something) in exchange for money or goods while prebuy is to buy in advance.

As a noun buy

is something which is bought; a purchase.

buy

English

Verb

  • To obtain (something) in exchange for money or goods
  • * Benjamin Franklin
  • Buy what thou hast no need of, and ere long thou wilt sell thy necessaries.
  • To obtain by some sacrifice.
  • * Bible, Proverbs xxiii. 23
  • Buy the truth and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
  • To bribe.
  • To be equivalent to in value.
  • (informal) to accept as true; to believe
  • To make a purchase or purchases, to treat (for a meal)
  • (poker slang) To make a bluff, usually a large one.
  • Synonyms

    * purchase * (accept as true) accept, believe, swallow (informal), take on * make a buy

    Antonyms

    * sell, vend * (accept as true) disbelieve, reject, pitch

    Derived terms

    * bring-and-buy * buyable * buyer * buy back * buy into * buy it * buy to let * buy off * buy out * buy someone off * buy someone out * buy straw hats in winter * buy the farm * buy time * buy up * can I buy you a drink * impulse buy * money can't buy happiness * outbuy * rebuy

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something which is bought; a purchase.
  • Antonyms

    * sale

    Derived terms

    * buydown * buyout * impulse buy

    prebuy

    English

    Verb

  • To buy in advance.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2007, date=May 27, author=Barbara E. Hernandez, title=When the Desert Calls, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=“They are prebuying their retirement homes,” said John Raymond, director of community and economic development for Palm Springs. }}

    Synonyms

    * prepurchase