verb (used with object), pre·ar·ranged, pre·ar·rang·ing.

to arrange in advance or beforehand.

Origin of prearrange

First recorded in 1805–15; pre- + arrange
Related formspre·ar·range·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pre-arrange

Historical Examples of pre-arrange

  • 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper