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prearrange

[pree-uh-reynj]
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verb (used with object), pre·ar·ranged, pre·ar·rang·ing.
  1. to arrange in advance or beforehand.
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Origin of prearrange

First recorded in 1805–15; pre- + arrange
Related formspre·ar·range·ment, noun
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Related Words

proposedpredeterminedpromisedexpectedcalculatedplanneddesignedcontractedpremeditatedwillfulvoluntaryabidingunwaveringdefiniteinflexiblefixedprearrangedunitedpronouncedsure

Examples from the Web for prearranged

Historical Examples

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

    Roden's Corner

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • The rescue had been prearranged, and the man had jumped into a coupé and driven off at a gallop.

  • By a sort of clairvoyance, Roma could see the Baron in the midst of the scenes he had prearranged.

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

    Nobody

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • It was the prearranged signal for Pete Ellinwood to come in.

    The Harbor of Doubt

    Frank Williams


British Dictionary definitions for prearranged

prearranged

adjective
  1. having been arranged beforehanda pre-arranged meeting
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