Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To pay or pay for beforehand.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To pay beforehand, as for an article before getting possession of it, or for service before it has been rendered: as, to prepay a subscription; to prepay postage or freight.
  • To pay the charge upon in advance: as, to prepay a letter or a telegram; to prepay an express parcel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To pay in advance, or beforehand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To pay in advance, or beforehand; as, to prepay postage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb pay for something before receiving it

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Examples

  • This is a senior level managerial role looking at the development and implementation of the long term prepay and contract mobile phone category.

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  • "Yes, we did" prepay "for the National Archives to do its job -- and we continue to do so every year when we pay our taxes (assuming you're American and pay taxes, that is). ..."

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  • If you tap the wrong number of bags you wish to "prepay", there is no way to "delete" a bag if you choose not to take 2 bags on the plane.

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  • "Yes, we did" prepay "for the National Archives to do its job -- and we continue to do so every year when we pay our taxes (assuming you're American and pay taxes, that is). ..."

    Boing Boing

  • In those cases, health insurance is not so much protection from catastrophe as it is a mechanism to "prepay"

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  • Customers under contract pay a lot more than those who "prepay" for service, or buy service through a wholesaler like Tracfone.

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  • Customers under contract pay a lot more than those who "prepay" for service, or buy service through a wholesaler like Tracfone.

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  • Customers under contract pay a lot more than those who "prepay" for service, or buy service through a wholesaler like Tracfone.

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  • With roaming margins under attack from spreading regulation and the cost of addressing growth opportunities such as prepay and data roaming, the time has come to look afresh at international calling markets.

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  • Customers under contract pay a lot more than those who "prepay" for service, or buy service through a wholesaler like Tracfone.

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