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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.