Definition of arrange
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 writtenb : orchestrate
4 : to bring about an agreement or understanding concerning : settle arrange an exchange of war prisoners
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.
arrangerplay \ə-ˈrān-jər\ noun
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.
Recent Examples of arrange from the Web
Right now, Catholic insurance companies do not offer coverage for birth control, though some do arrange coverage through outside providers.
Iceland has nicely solved that problem by planting the Blue Lagoon right next to the airport and arranging shuttle buses that will ferry travelers there every fifteen minutes.
Arranged around a sink in the lab where the team washes up, clean animal organs in different size jars await attention: livers, kidneys, an aorta, heart valves.
The United States Information Agency helped arrange for an American singer, Billy Stephens, to give a concert in Baghdad.
Arrange the prepared apples in a dish or casserole and surround with the cold water or apple cider.
As arranged for the 92nd Street Y’s Harkness Dance Festival, the fragments blend physical commitment with artistic risk, and offer a delightfully bewildering blurring of the difference between irony and sincerity.
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Synonym Discussion of arrange
ARRANGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of arrange for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of arrange for Students
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 to write or change (a piece of music) to suit particular voices or instruments
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