Definition of orchestrate
1a : to compose or arrange (music) for an orchestra The composer orchestrated the music for the symphony orchestra.b : to provide with orchestration orchestrate a ballet
2 : to arrange or combine so as to achieve a desired or maximum effect orchestrated preparations for the banquet a carefully orchestrated stunt
orchestratoror less commonly
orchestraterplay \ˈȯr-kə-ˌstrā-tər\ noun
Examples of orchestrate in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of orchestrate from the Web
Their supporters accuse the government in Beijing of orchestrating the cases against them.
The transnational criminal organization designated today, along with two Iranian businessmen and an associated entity, orchestrated the theft of U.S. and western software programs which, at times, were sold to the Government of Iran.
The U.S. intelligence community concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin orchestrated a campaign of cyberattacks and fake news to influence the presidential election in favor of Trump, USA TODAY reported.
In December 2015, McCollum, along with Stephanie and Kyle Cruse (who have since moved away), helped orchestrate the painting of the Vulcan mural on 19th Street North between Third and Fourth Avenues.
Dmytro Shymkiv, deputy head of Ukraine's presidential administration and a former director of Microsoft in Ukraine, said the latest evidence further pointed to an advanced and well-orchestrated attack.
Many of Maduro’s opponents took to social media to accuse the president of orchestrating an elaborate ruse to justify a crackdown against Venezuelans seeking to block his plans to rewrite the constitution.
There wasn’t just a financial cost associated with the deal Bedinghaus helped orchestrate – there was a political one.
But, without Bedinghaus and his ability to orchestrate the support and ultimately, the public vote, for the financing –
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First Known Use of orchestrate
ORCHESTRATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of orchestrate for English Language Learners
: 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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