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orchestrate

play
verb or·ches·trate \ˈȯr-kə-ˌstrāt\

Simple Definition of orchestrate

  • : to write or change (a piece of music) so that it can be played by an orchestra

  • : to organize or plan (something that is complicated)

Full Definition of orchestrate

or·ches·trat·edor·ches·trat·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to compose or arrange (music) for an orchestra b :  to provide with orchestration <orchestrate a ballet>

  3. 2 :  to arrange or combine so as to achieve a desired or maximum effect <orchestrated preparations for the banquet>

or·ches·tra·tor also or·ches·trat·er play \-ˌstrā-tər\ noun

Examples of orchestrate

  1. He recently orchestrated a musical.

  2. She orchestrated the entire event.

  3. It's still unclear who was responsible for orchestrating the attack.

  4. A strike was orchestrated by union members.



1880

First Known Use of orchestrate

1880

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