Definition of orchestrate
- The composer orchestrated the music for the symphony orchestra.
- orchestrate a ballet
- orchestrated preparations for the banquet
- a carefully orchestrated stunt
He recently orchestrated a musical.
She orchestrated the entire event.
It's still unclear who was responsible for orchestrating the attack.
A strike was orchestrated by union members.
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: to write or change (a piece of music) so that it can be played by an orchestra
: to organize or plan (something that is complicated)
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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