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
What better illustration of outsider-dom and moral superiority than a character standing to one side grimly observing the mother of the bride arrange the expensive and wrong flowers in anxious sprays.
Easels holding different maps and sounding boards were arranged in the center of the room.
The Pentagon war crimes prosecutor has arranged for a separate boat to ferry the USS Cole case judge and his staff across Guantánamo Bay in what is emerging as a possible resolution to a war court standoff that has paralyzed the 9/11 trial.
Factory rep who knew Brooks, Hodgson arranged a meeting.
Drizzle beets with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, then arrange on the grill.
However, caecilian cusps are arranged labiolingually while those of brachystelechids are aligned anteroposteriorly.
A Valparaiso woman who helped her twin sister arrange a burglary in Kouts where the twin's boyfriend got shot in the leg was sentenced to 20 years on Tuesday.
However, the episode delivered a major #plottwist when Catherine rejected Lyle's carefully arranged marriage proposal on camera.
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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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