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

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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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Recent Examples on the Web Unwrap one tube of bread-stick dough and arrange bread sticks on top of seeds. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Bread Branch Sticks," 12 Sep. 2019 Makes 6 tomatoes For both: Serve the tomatoes on a platter lined with lettuce leaves arranged to help keep the tomatoes upright. Garnish with fresh herbs. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Stuffed Tomatoes Both Hot and Cold from ‘Downton Abbey’," 11 Sep. 2019 This is accurate, but this jet was arranged for and paid for by the generosity of the people that touch our lives every day. Ezra Marcus, Town & Country, "In Anguilla, Scott Hapgood Awaits His Fate," 10 Sep. 2019 Last October, while on supervisory release after being indicted for those crimes, Schuchman created a new botnet and also arranged a swatting attack on one of his co-conspirators, the plea agreement, which is signed by the hacker, said. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "IoT botnet creator cops plea to hacking more than 800,000 devices," 4 Sep. 2019 The newspaper also reported that the State Department officials who helped arrange Giuliani's communications with Yermak included Kurt Volker, U.S. envoy to settlement talks in Ukraine's years-long war with Russia. Allan Smith, NBC News, "Giuliani says State Dept. aided his effort to press Ukraine on Trump opponents," 22 Aug. 2019 Others appreciated the events Reznick helped arrange for kids. Freep.com, "This top cop ripped apart a Michigan town," 17 July 2019 The service would try to help arrange abortions for women with little or no money. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al.com, "When abortion was a risky misdemeanor: Alabama before Roe v. Wade," 26 June 2019 Roberts served as Ike’s financial adviser and executor, and, after Roberts helped arrange his run for President, as his bagman. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, "Inside the Cultish Dreamworld of Augusta National," 14 June 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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The first known use of arrange was in 1601

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arrange

verb
How to pronounce arrange (audio)

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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