verb or·ga·nize \ˈȯr-gə-ˌnīz\
: to arrange and plan (an event or activity)
: to arrange or order things so that they can be found or used easily and quickly : to put things into a particular arrangement or order
: to gather (people) into a group that will work on something together
: to cause to develop an organic structure
: to form into a coherent unity or functioning whole : integrate <trying to organize her thoughts>
a : to set up an administrative structure for
b : to persuade to associate in an organization; especially : unionize
: to arrange by systematic planning and united effort
: to undergo physical or organic organization
: to arrange elements into a whole of interdependent parts
: to form an organization; specifically : to form or persuade workers to join a union
— or·gan·iz·able \ˌȯr-gə-ˈnī-zə-bəl\ adjective
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Examples of ORGANIZE
- They hired a professional to help organize their wedding.
- We are organizing a fund-raiser.
- His office is a mess. He needs someone to help him organize his work.
- I spent some time organizing my closet last weekend.
- You need to learn to organize better.
- She organized people to work for social justice.
- The players were organized into separate teams.
- He encouraged them to organize for social justice.
- The company has tried to prevent the workers from organizing.
First Known Use of ORGANIZE
Related to ORGANIZE
- arrange, array, classify, codify, dispose, draw up, lay out, marshal (also marshall), order, range, systematize
- derange, disarrange, disarray, disorder, mess (up), muss (up), rumple, upset
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verb or·ga·nize (Medical Dictionary)
or·ga·nized also British or·ga·nisedor·ga·niz·ing also British or·ga·nis·ing
a : to cause to develop an organic structure b : to cause to undergo organization <an organized blood clot>
: to arrange or form into a coherent unit or functioning whole
: to undergo organization <an organizing pneumonitis>
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