verb or·ga·nize \ˈr-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


Full Definition of ORGANIZE

transitive verb
:  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
intransitive verb
:  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 \ˌr-gə-ˈnī-zə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of ORGANIZE

  1. They hired a professional to help organize their wedding.
  2. We are organizing a fund-raiser.
  3. His office is a mess. He needs someone to help him organize his work.
  4. I spent some time organizing my closet last weekend.
  5. You need to learn to organize better.
  6. She organized people to work for social justice.
  7. The players were organized into separate teams.
  8. He encouraged them to organize for social justice.
  9. The company has tried to prevent the workers from organizing.

First Known Use of ORGANIZE

15th century


verb or·ga·nize   (Medical Dictionary)
or·ga·nized also British or·ga·nisedor·ga·niz·ing also British or·ga·nis·ing

Medical Definition of ORGANIZE

transitive verb
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
intransitive verb
:  to undergo organization <an organizing pneumonitis>

Variants of ORGANIZE

or·ga·nize also British or·ga·nise \ˈr-gə-ˌnīz\


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