ar·range verb \ə-ˈrānj\
: 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)
: to put into a proper order or into a correct or suitable sequence, relationship, or adjustment <arrange flowers in a vase> <arrange cards alphabetically>
: to make preparations for : plan <arranged a reception for the visitor>
a : to adapt (a musical composition) by scoring for voices or instruments other than those for which originally written
b : orchestrate
: to bring about an agreement or understanding concerning : settle <arrange an exchange of war prisoners>
: to bring about an agreement or understanding <arranged to have a table at the restaurant>
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,
to set in ranks, from renc, ranc
row — more at rank
First Known Use: 1638
Related to ARRANGE
- agree (on), decide, fix, set, settle, dispose of
- derange, disarrange, disarray, disorder, mess (up), muss (up), rumple, upset
See Synonym Discussion at order
Rhymes with ARRANGE
, home range
, sea change
, small change
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