At least two different meanings.
Short for kumpadre, meaning ‘friend.’
What’s up, dude?
What’s up, brother?
Mga pare ko.
Slang version: pards
Pare can also refer to a priest, though the word in this sense can also be spelled as pari.
confessed to the priest
Tanungin mo sa pari. Siya si Padre Damaso.
Ask the priest. He is Father Damaso.