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parer  

      vt  
   (=orner)   to adorn
     (CUISINE)   to dress, to trim
   (=éviter)   to ward off
      vi   (=se préparer)  
parer à        [+danger]   to ward off  
  [+inconvénient]   to deal with  
parer à toute éventualité      to be ready for every eventuality  
parer au plus pressé      to attend to what is most urgent  


parer (se)  
      vpr/réfl  
soutenu  
   (=s'habiller)   to attire oneself soutenu     
se parer de robes      to attire oneself in robes  
se parer de soieries      to drape oneself in silks  
     (fig)  
  [+qualité, titre]  
to assume
Translation French - English Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     French-English
v.
clear off (to)
[Sport]; [Football]
v.
adorn (vt.) ; counter (vi.)
exp.
to deal with
exp.
to ward off
v.
parry a kick (to)
[Sport]; [Football]
exp.
to be ready for every eventuality
exp.
to attire oneself in robes
exp.
to attend to what is most urgent
v.
attend to the most urgent things first
exp.
to deal with the most urgent things first
exp.
to drape oneself in silks
exp.
to guard against all eventualities
v.
provide for all contingencies
[Bus.]
adv.
first things first
v.
steal somebody's thunder ; brag about accomplishments that are not one's own; brag about others merits that are not one's own
chercher à tirer parti, se vanter d'avantages, de mérites qui reviennent à autrui
exp.
We need to deal with the most urgent things first.
adv.
here and there
exp.
up hill and down dale
adv.
by blurring or by tarnishment
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'parer' also found in translations in English-French dictionary
v.
parer
v.
parer
vt.
parer
vt.
parer
v.
parer à toute éventualité
[Bus.]
v.
parer (vt.) ; habiller (vi.)

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