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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. 2017.
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  • Is that red-and-yellow flag the prearranged signal agreed upon for our identification by the pilot and the people on shore?

    The Cruise of the Thetis Harry Collingwood
  • An interview, such as this, could not be otherwise than a thing premeditated and prearranged.

    Wood Rangers Mayne Reid
  • Suddenly–as by some prearranged order, four men with revolvers in their hands ran across the street towards the hotel.

    In the Heart of a Fool William Allen White
  • Alan took his position in a crowd of bystanders, as prearranged.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • Her mother, as had Kinroy, went through this prearranged scene as well as though she were on the stage.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • To this was to be added a certainty that death would come on some prearranged day.

    The Fixed Period Anthony Trollope
  • My getting the command of the seven companies was not the result of any order or prearranged plan.

  • The proceedings seemed to have been prearranged, for no word was exchanged.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • He is probably close to the prearranged meeting place now and the launch is ready.

  • What else had those signals meant but that they had been left there in a prearranged spot?

    Nobody Louis Joseph Vance
British Dictionary definitions for prearranged


having been arranged beforehand: a pre-arranged meeting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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