1. decrease gradually or bit by bit

Definition categories: change, decrease, lessen, minify

2. cut small bits or pare shavings from

Similar word(s): whittle

Definition categories: contact, cut

3. strip the skin off

- pare apples

Similar word(s): peel, skin

Definition categories: contact, strip

4. remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size

- pare one's fingernails

Similar word(s): trim

Definition categories: contact, cut

Sentences with pare as a verb:

- Victor pared some apples in preparation to make a tart.

- Albert had to pare his options down by disregarding anything beyond his meager budget.