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pare

pare

 
pronunciation:
peIr
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: verb
inflections: pared, pares, paring
definition 1: to cut off the outside layer or ends from.
She pared the potatoes.
synonyms:
peel
similar words:
shave, skin
definition 2: to make less little by little; cut down.
He lost weight by paring the amount of food he eats at meals.
synonyms:
diminish, reduce
similar words:
crop, cut, decrease, lessen
derivation: parer (n.)
Homophone Note
The words pare, pair, and pear sound alike but have different meanings.