parer translation | French-English dictionary

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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 attire oneself in robes
v.
attend to the most urgent things first
exp.
to deal with the most urgent things first
v.
provide for all contingencies
[Bus.]
exp.
to be ready for every eventuality
exp.
to drape oneself in silks
exp.
to attend to what is most urgent
exp.
to guard against all eventualities
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
adv.
first things first
exp.
We need to deal with the most urgent things first.
adv.
here and there
exp.
up hill and down dale
adv.
on the move
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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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