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pare

 (pâr)
tr.v. pared, par·ing, pares
1. To remove the outer covering or skin of with a knife or similar instrument: pare apples.
2. To remove by or as if by cutting, clipping, or shaving: pared off the excess dough; pared fat from the budget.
3. To reduce, as in quantity or size; trim: pare expenses.

[Middle English paren, from Old French parer, to prepare, trim, from Latin parāre, to prepare; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

par′er n.

pare

(pɛə)
vb (tr)
1. to peel or cut (the outer layer) from (something)
2. to cut the edges from (the nails); trim
3. to decrease bit by bit
[C13: from Old French parer to adorn, from Latin parāre to make ready]
ˈparer n

Paré

(French pare)
n
(Biography) Ambroise (ɑ̃brwaz). 1510–90, French surgeon. He reintroduced ligature of arteries following amputation instead of cauterization

pare

(pɛər)

v.t.
1. to cut off or trim the outer coating, layer, edge, or part of: to pare an apple; to pare one's nails.
2. to reduce or remove by or as if by cutting; diminish or decrease gradually (often fol. by down): to pare down expenses.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French parer to make ready, trim < Latin parāre to prepare]

Pare

 parings collectively; the amount pared or cut off, 1430.
Example: pare of men.

pare


Past participle: pared
Gerund: paring

Imperative
pare
pare
Present
I pare
you pare
he/she/it pares
we pare
you pare
they pare
Preterite
I pared
you pared
he/she/it pared
we pared
you pared
they pared
Present Continuous
I am paring
you are paring
he/she/it is paring
we are paring
you are paring
they are paring
Present Perfect
I have pared
you have pared
he/she/it has pared
we have pared
you have pared
they have pared
Past Continuous
I was paring
you were paring
he/she/it was paring
we were paring
you were paring
they were paring
Past Perfect
I had pared
you had pared
he/she/it had pared
we had pared
you had pared
they had pared
Future
I will pare
you will pare
he/she/it will pare
we will pare
you will pare
they will pare
Future Perfect
I will have pared
you will have pared
he/she/it will have pared
we will have pared
you will have pared
they will have pared
Future Continuous
I will be paring
you will be paring
he/she/it will be paring
we will be paring
you will be paring
they will be paring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been paring
you have been paring
he/she/it has been paring
we have been paring
you have been paring
they have been paring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been paring
you will have been paring
he/she/it will have been paring
we will have been paring
you will have been paring
they will have been paring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been paring
you had been paring
he/she/it had been paring
we had been paring
you had been paring
they had been paring
Conditional
I would pare
you would pare
he/she/it would pare
we would pare
you would pare
they would pare
Past Conditional
I would have pared
you would have pared
he/she/it would have pared
we would have pared
you would have pared
they would have pared

pare

To peel the skin from a food.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.pare - decrease gradually or bit by bit
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
2.pare - cut small bits or pare shavings frompare - cut small bits or pare shavings from; "whittle a piece of wood"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
3.pare - strip the skin off; "pare apples"
peel off - peel off the outer layer of something
strip - remove the surface from; "strip wood"
flay - strip the skin off
4.pare - remove the edges from and cut down to the desired sizepare - remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"
dress - cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"

pare

verb
1. peel, cut, skin, trim, clip, shave Pare the rind thinly from the lemon.
2. cut back, cut, reduce, crop, decrease, dock, prune, shear, lop, retrench Local authorities must pare down their budgets.

pare

verb
1. To remove the skin of:
2. To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising:
Translations

pare

[pɛəʳ] VT [+ nails] → cortar; [+ fruit etc] → pelar
pare down VT + ADVreducir
to pare sth down to the minimumreducir algo al mínimo

pare

[ˈpɛər] vt
[+ fruit] → peler
(= trim) to pare one's nails → se couper les ongles
(= reduce) [+ costs] → alléger
pare down
vt sep (= reduce) [+ costs, numbers] → alléger
pare off
vt sep [+ slice] → découper; [+ rind, skin] → découperpared-down [ˌpɛərdˈdaʊn] adj
(= not elaborate) [style] → dépouillé(e) m/f
Her style is pared-down and simple → Son style est simple et dépouillé.
[organization] → allégé(e)

pare

vt
nailsschneiden; fruit, stickschälen; she pared the skin off the applesie schälte den Apfel
(fig) spending, budgetzurückschneiden; pared to the boneauf das Allernotwendigste zurückgeschnitten

pare

[pɛəʳ] vt (nails) → tagliarsi; (fruit) → sbucciare, pelare
pare down vt + adv (costs) → ridurre, limitare
References in classic literature ?
or was I so worthless as to have grown tired of her pare society?
The Percerin of that period was a Huguenot, like Ambrose Pare, and had been spared by the Queen of Navarre, the beautiful Margot, as they used to write and say, too, in those days; because, in sooth, he was the only one who could make for her those wonderful riding-habits which she so loved to wear, seeing that they were marvelously well suited to hide certain anatomical defects, which the Queen of Navarre used very studiously to conceal.
It was dusk when he reached a large camp hidden in the foothills of the Pare Mountains.
He cut his trees level and close to the ground, that the sprouts which came up afterward might be more vigorous and a sled might slide over the stumps; and instead of leaving a whole tree to support his corded wood, he would pare it away to a slender stake or splinter which you could break off with your hand at last.
In order, therefore, to arrive at what really is sensation in an occurrence which, at first sight, seems to contain nothing else, we have to pare away all that is due to habit or expectation or interpretation.
Cultivate a superiority to reason, and see how you pare the claws of all the sensible people when they try to scratch you for your own good!
Pare was first employed as a machine operator at Whitin Machine Works, Whitinsville, for several years.
It's an honor and a privilege to work with an organization like NBCH," said Carolyn Pare.
The Welsh Assembly Government wants Pare Cybi to become a carbon-neutral, sustainable development.
Designed by Costas Kondylis and Lessard Group, Trump Pare Stamford will feature one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, including duplex penthouses with wrap around terraces on the top two floors.
Everybody held us to such high expectations and made us so accountable for what we did last season that if we weren't always competing at that level, it wasn't good enough,'' said Pare, a two-time individual champion.
In her nomination, Pare said, "Laurie's drive to continue pushing the health care system to improve is proof that one tireless, unassuming, deliberate, focused person truly can make a difference.