orchestrate

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verb or·ches·trate \ˈȯr-kə-ˌstrāt\

Definition of orchestrate

orchestrated

;

orchestrating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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>

  3. 2 :  to arrange or combine so as to achieve a desired or maximum effect <orchestrated preparations for the banquet> <a carefully orchestrated stunt>

orchestrator

or less commonly

orchestrater

play \ˈȯr-kə-ˌstrā-tər\ noun

Examples of orchestrate in a sentence

  1. He recently orchestrated a musical.

  2. She orchestrated the entire event.

  3. It's still unclear who was responsible for orchestrating the attack.

  4. A strike was orchestrated by union members.

1858

First Known Use of orchestrate

1858


ORCHESTRATE Defined for English Language Learners

orchestrate

play
verb or·ches·trate \ˈȯr-kə-ˌstrāt\

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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