Simple Definition of arrange
: to move and organize (things) into a particular order or position
: to give a particular order or position to the parts of (something)
: to organize the details of something before it happens : to plan (something)
Full Definition of arrange
1 : to put into a proper order or into a correct or suitable sequence, relationship, or adjustment <arrange flowers in a vase> <arrange cards alphabetically>
2 : to make preparations for : plan <arranged a reception for the visitor>
3 a : to adapt (a musical composition) by scoring for voices or instruments other than those for which originally written b : orchestrate
4 : to bring about an agreement or understanding concerning : settle <arrange an exchange of war prisoners>
1 : to bring about an agreement or understanding <arranged to have a table at the restaurant>
2 : to make preparations : plan <arranged for a vacation with his family>
Examples of arrange
She arranged her pictures on her desk.
He arranged some fresh fruit neatly on a plate.
arranging flowers in a vase
We arranged and rearranged the order several times.
She arranged her hair on top of her head.
Please arrange a meeting with your partners.
I think we can arrange a deal.
Let's arrange our schedules so that we can meet for lunch.
You'll need to arrange transportation from the airport.
He arranged her last two albums.
Origin of arrange
Middle English arangen, from Middle French arenger, from a- + renger to set in ranks, from renc, ranc row — more at rank
First Known Use: 1638
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