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[pree-uh-reynj] /ˌpri əˈreɪndʒ/
verb (used with object), prearranged, prearranging.
to arrange in advance or beforehand.
Origin of prearrange
First recorded in 1805-15; pre- + arrange
Related forms
prearrangement, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was determined at last to cure the stage-struck hero by means of a trick—to pre-arrange his failure, in fact.

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook
  • The second move it is impossible for him to pre-arrange because it depends upon the result of the first.

    Britain at Bay Spenser Wilkinson
  • Is it possible to pre-arrange, to determine the sex of the child which is voluntarily conceived?

    Radiant Motherhood Marie Carmichael Stopes
Word Origin and History for pre-arrange

also prearrange, 1792 (implied in pre-arranged), from pre- + arrange. Related: Pre-arranging.

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