arrange

verb
ar·​range | \ ə-ˈrānj How to pronounce arrange (audio) \
arranged; arranging

Definition of arrange

transitive verb

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
3a : to adapt (a musical composition) by scoring for voices or instruments other than those for which originally written
4 : to bring about an agreement or understanding concerning : settle arrange an exchange of war prisoners

intransitive verb

1 : to bring about an agreement or understanding She arranged to have a table at the restaurant.
2 : to make preparations : plan He arranged for a vacation with his family.

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Other Words from arrange

arranger \ ə-​ˈrān-​jər How to pronounce arranger (audio) \ noun

Synonyms for arrange

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order, arrange, marshal, organize, systematize, methodize mean to put persons or things into their proper places in relation to each other. order suggests a straightening out so as to eliminate confusion. ordered her business affairs arrange implies a setting in sequence, relationship, or adjustment. arranged the files numerically marshal suggests gathering and arranging in preparation for a particular operation or effective use. marshaling the facts for argument organize implies arranging so that the whole aggregate works as a unit with each element having a proper function. organized the volunteers into teams systematize implies arranging according to a predetermined scheme. systematized billing procedures methodize suggests imposing an orderly procedure rather than a fixed scheme. methodizes every aspect of daily living

Examples of arrange in a Sentence

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web His first order of business was to call Takajo’s owner and arrange to... Beth Landman, WSJ, "Summer Camp Canceled Because of Coronavirus? Not for These Hamptons Homeowners," 30 July 2020 Often joined by his wife, Laurie, and their dog, Buster, Feig motivated his homebound followers to arrange virtual dinner parties for fun and friendship during the quarantine. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "The Comedic Director Behind 'Bridesmaids' Has a Very Serious New Project — Craft Gin," 29 July 2020 During the paddle outs, surfers swim into the water and arrange themselves in a circle. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "Hundreds of surfers paddle out to protest police brutality and honor black lives," 15 June 2020 Once the pizzas are all cooked, the old-timers like to re-arrange the coals to roast something meaty in the ovens, too. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Global markets surge ahead of today’s big jobs report," 2 July 2020 Anyone who would like to arrange to pick up produce for a larger group is asked to email Nancy Peppler, CH-UH Supervisor of Community and School Partnerships, at n_peppler@chuh.org. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "With this week’s Farmers to Families produce distribution canceled at Heights High, GFS steps up to the plate," 15 June 2020 The vendor will arrange delivery of equipment needed to disassemble the monument in 10 days, according to the city. Hayat Norimine, Dallas News, "Timeline, cost established for removal of Confederate monument in Pioneer Park," 15 June 2020 Or arrange the succulents in a shape, such as a heart or a sun. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Turn Succulents into Living Artwork With a Creative Dish Garden Design," 12 June 2020 The best way to arrange a COVID-19 test is to call a health center location and ask about test availability, McCollum Plese said. Alison Steinbach, The Arizona Republic, "Here's where you can get free COVID-19 testing in Arizona, with or without health insurance," 9 July 2020

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First Known Use of arrange

1601, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for arrange

Middle English arangen, from Middle French arenger, from a- + renger to set in ranks, from renc, ranc row — more at rank entry 1

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The first known use of arrange was in 1601

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5 Aug 2020

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“Arrange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arrange. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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arrange

verb
How to pronounce arrange (audio)

English Language Learners 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)

arrange

verb
ar·​range | \ ə-ˈrānj How to pronounce arrange (audio) \
arranged; arranging

Kids Definition of arrange

1 : to put in order and especially a particular order The books were arranged by subject.
2 : to make plans for arrange a meeting
3 : to come to an agreement about : settle arrange a truce
4 : to write or change (a piece of music) to suit particular voices or instruments

Other Words from arrange

arranger noun

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