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

b : orchestrate

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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The meeting was arranged well before Thursday, the people said. Patricia Kowsmann, WSJ, "Deutsche Bank Offices Raided in Money-Laundering Probe," 29 Nov. 2018 The room is arranged so the kitchen is right in the back, the dining area in the middle, cozy seating areas on both sides. Sandy Deneau Dunham, The Seattle Times, "Jim Olson’s Tofino Beach House is one for the books," 25 Oct. 2018 The discussion Friday was arranged by the Committee to Protect Journalists, which also highlighted the repression and abuse of reporters in countries including Bangladesh, Egypt and Kyrgyzstan. Fox News, "Amal Clooney: Pardon Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar," 28 Sep. 2018 On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss zucchini with 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; arrange in an even layer and roast 6 minutes. Redbook Test Kitchen, Redbook, "Roasted Shrimp Scampi," 20 Aug. 2018 On large rimmed baking sheet, toss bread with butter mixture to evenly coat, then arrange in single layer and roast, turning often until golden brown and crisp (but still slightly chewy inside), 15 to 20 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Tomato Panzanella," 17 Aug. 2018 Just as the cameras on our phones know to focus on a human face by recognizing the alignment of eyes, nose, and mouth, Tuttle’s team taught computers to recognize long, narrow structures arranged in rows. Emily Strasser, Curbed, "A secret city opens up," 8 Aug. 2018 Tristan arranges a surprise party for Khloé's 33rd birthday. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Here's Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's FULL Relationship Timeline," 26 July 2018 Now, scientists working with data from a dead spacecraft have discovered something even more potentially intriguing: heavy organic compounds containing hundreds of atoms arranged in rings and chains. National Geographic, "Right Stuff for Life Found on Small Saturn Moon," 27 June 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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