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
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.
But, without Bedinghaus and his ability to orchestrate the support and ultimately, the public vote, for the financing –
The events provided another demonstration of the fact that outside of Russia’s carefully orchestrated elections, politics in the country is effectively reduced to online campaigning and peaceful street protest.
Alliyah Parker made a deep impression as a senior, orchestrating the finest season in program history.
All six no-hitters were thrown by different pitchers, but the first three were all orchestrated behind the plate by the same player: Charles Johnson.
Over 25 days, the city of New Orleans orchestrated the removal of four Confederate monuments.
In wrapping up dealing with the false threat, Claire orchestrates Braugher's resignation, and agrees to a meeting with Jane later in the week.
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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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