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Definition of PARE
: to trim off an outside, excess, or irregular part of <pare apples><paring his nails>
: to diminish or reduce by or as if by paring <pare expenses><the novel was pared down to 200 pages>
Examples of PARE
The company has to find a way to pare expenses.
<pared the stray branches on the tree>
Origin of PARE
Middle English, from Anglo-French parer to make, prepare, pare, from Latin parare to prepare, acquire; akin to Latin parere to give birth to, produce, Greek porein to give, present, Sanskrit pṛṇāti he gives