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

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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Little ones interact with nature at different stations, with activities like digging in soil and arranging flowers; story time is also part of the fun. 10 a.m. till noon Mondays at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave. Web Behrens, chicagotribune.com, "Labor Day is over, time to start planning for fall. Here’s a list of awesome family activities around Chicago.," 4 Sep. 2019 Federal prosecutors said Scott Bodnar of Ansonia and three partners arranged 22 flights to smuggle more than 3,500 pounds of pot into the state. Edmund H. Mahony, courant.com, "Ansonia man gets five year sentence in $10 million Connecticut marijuana conspiracy," 4 Sep. 2019 The installation of kegs and pony kegs arranged at the edge of the brewery at 1872 N. Commerce St. suggests that a tornado ripped through Lakefront's packaging area, creating a flurry of kegs up the side of the building. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lakefront has installed kegs that light up on the side of its brewery, dubbing it Kegnado," 4 Sep. 2019 The corpses are displayed like a museum exhibit, dressed to the nines and arranged in grotesquely lifelike posts. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "Creepy Catacombs, Islands of Dolls, and 18 Other Terrifying Places for Thrill Seekers," 4 Sep. 2019 Just before roasting, toss shrimp in the seasoning paste and arrange in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Stacie Dong, The Mercury News, "Quick Cook: This Citrus-Sambal Shrimp Grain Bowl is perfect any night of the week," 2 Sep. 2019 Also on Friday, a rally and march planned by the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF), the group which arranged previous mass peaceful protests attended by hundreds of thousands of people, was banned by police. James Griffiths, CNN, "Protesters turned Hong Kong into a tinderbox. But it's the government that holds the matches," 1 Sep. 2019 On top of that, Shopify collects fees for helping run each stage of their e-commerce business, from designing an online store and advertising on social-media sites such as Instagram to processing payments and arranging logistics. The Economist, "Shopify and the return of the merchant class," 31 Aug. 2019 Authorities previously had contacted and arranged meetings with several women who had posted explicit ads on various escort websites. cleveland.com, "Five arrested in undercover prostitution operation: Solon Police Blotter," 29 Aug. 2019

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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 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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