= P =
prepend /pree`pend'/ vt.
[by analogy with `append'] To
prefix. As with `append' (but not `prefix' or `suffix' as a
verb), the direct object is always the thing being added and not
the original word (or character string, or whatever). "If you
prepend a semicolon to the line, the translation routine will pass
it through unaltered."
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.