Synonyms for pare

Synonyms for (verb) pare

Synonyms: pare, pare down

Definition: decrease gradually or bit by bit

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease

Definition: make smaller

Usage: He decreased his staff


Synonyms: trim, pare

Definition: remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size

Usage: pare one's fingernails; trim the photograph; trim lumber

Similar words: cut

Definition: separate with or as if with an instrument

Usage: Cut the rope


Synonyms: pare, peel, skin

Definition: strip the skin off

Usage: pare apples

Similar words: strip

Definition: remove the surface from

Usage: strip wood


Synonyms: whittle, pare

Definition: cut small bits or pare shavings from

Usage: whittle a piece of wood

Similar words: cut

Definition: separate with or as if with an instrument

Usage: Cut the rope