arrange

verb
ar·​range | \ ə-ˈrānj \
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 \ noun

Synonyms for arrange

Synonyms

agree (on), decide, fix, set, settle

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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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On large rimmed baking sheet, toss bell peppers and garlic with 4 tablespoons oil and 3/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Transfer half to second sheet and arrange in even layer on both sheets. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Fennel Roasted Chicken and Peppers," 21 Dec. 2018 But consider the following: Brown + Hudson, a tour operator that goes to extraordinary degrees to arrange entirely bespoke trips, layered with top-notch experiences. Melinda Stevens, Condé Nast Traveler, "Editor's Letter: The Hotels, Islands, and Cruises to Watch in 2019," 18 Dec. 2018 Chat directly within the app to arrange the transaction. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Best apps and sites for selling used home goods," 8 Nov. 2018 The driver will receive your contact information and reach out directly to arrange details of the ride. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, "7 Last-Minute Things You Can Do to Make a Difference in the Midterm Elections," 2 Nov. 2018 In the very start of 2014, the responsibility fell to me to arrange the summit for him. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Taking a page from YouTube, Snap VP Nick Bell wants to find the next generation of media stars," 25 Oct. 2018 After making numerous attempts in private to arrange a one on one meeting with The Duchess of Sussex to discuss their 74 year old father’s health, Kensington Palace have refused to respond. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Samantha Markle flying to London to seek meeting with half-sister Meghan Markle, publicist says," 25 Sep. 2018 High school coaches have grown tired of trying to arrange their summer schedules to accommodate the growing demands of travel baseball. Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown, "Disabato: As travel schedules continue to expand, high school baseball teams feeling the summer squeeze," 13 July 2018 For that to work, the footsteps of those to be recognised would need to have been stored in a database, which would be harder to arrange than the collection of mugshots and fingerprints that existing airport security systems rely on. The Economist, "The way people walk can be used for ID and health checks," 12 July 2018

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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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arrange

verb

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 \
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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