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    #1

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    please explain the difference between the meanings of the words 'purchase' and 'buy'


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    Shaukat Mahmood


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    #2

    Re: Problem

    Hello,

    Try the dictionary entries for purchase and buy.

    Basically, they mean the same thing: paying for something that you will own afterwards. It all depends on the CONTEXT.

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    Re: Problem

    purchase and buy are synonyms. However, purchase has a more elegant, highbrow ring to it, perhaps due to its etymology (derives from rom Latin pro- forward, for + chacer to pursue, chase).

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