- simple past tense and past participle of pare
- Victor pared some apples in preparation to make a tart.
Variant of pare
transitive verbpared, paring
- to cut or trim away (the rind, skin, covering, rough surface, etc.) of (anything); peel
- to reduce or diminish (costs, etc.) gradually: often with down
Origin of pareMiddle English paren ; from Middle French parer, to prepare, trim, pare ; from Classical Latin parare, to prepare