Definition of prearrange in US English:



[with object]usually as adjective prearranged
  • Arrange or agree upon (something) in advance.

    ‘did she have a prearranged meeting?’
    • ‘Often the service is voluntary, but sometimes it is prearranged as part of a class.’
    • ‘First, both parties entering the process commit to selecting counsel who willingly bind themselves to prearranged ground rules.’
    • ‘Both the agent and a case officer would go to prearranged electronic letter drop sites at a predetermined time.’
    • ‘Several weblogs are currently discussing whether some of the questions asked of him in his recent press conference were prearranged.’
    • ‘Students practice basics and prearranged two man drills, but the opponent is expected to be cooperative.’
    • ‘Marriages were arranged by close friends or relatives or were prearranged by the bride's parents when she was still a child.’
    • ‘She hated thing to be orderly; prearranged objects seemed cold and stubborn.’
    • ‘There were no prearranged window displays or huge posters of the author.’
    • ‘Press stories often feature individuals who have already purchased their own coffins, or who have prearranged their own disposal.’
    • ‘One becomes dependent on easy, prearranged generic comparisons.’
    • ‘One prearranged group of gnomes formed lines along the fences to keep out any unexpected visitors, and the rest huddled together under a large tree, in order to hold a public meeting.’
    • ‘New songs are copied from the larger machine, and prearranged ensembles of favorite tracks transfer over in the same order.’
    • ‘The first prize winner will tour the U.S. in a series of more than 20 concerts prearranged by the Chopin Foundation.’
    • ‘Then, by prearranging the steps, leave cards and clues, each one leading to the next, until you end up at the final destination.’
    • ‘The actors insulted the hosts who had prearranged scripts with brilliant replies.’
    • ‘You can also be sure that all those prearranged hydraulic hoses are better made and cleaner than the one made in the middle of the night when the production clock is ticking.’
    • ‘People seeing such demonstrations for the first time invariably thought that they were prearranged gymnastics rather than real wrestling.’
    • ‘They were prearranged to take in the same victuals as animals like the elephant, deer and rabbit.’
    • ‘Receptor stimulation produced no change in receptor density, which suggests that the receptors are prearranged into signalling islands.’
    • ‘It seemed to him that the ground was prearranged into a form of complex geometry.’
    arranged beforehand advance, arranged in advance, arranged, agreed, predetermined, pre-established, pre-planned, set, fixed
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