or·​ga·​nized ˈȯr-gə-ˌnīzd How to pronounce organized (audio)
: having a formal organization to coordinate and carry out activities
organized baseball
organized crime
: affiliated by membership in an organization (such as a union)
organized steelworkers

Examples of organized in a Sentence

They ran a well-organized political campaign. She's a very organized person.
Recent Examples on the Web According to Insight Crime, a think tank and media group that focuses on organized crime, cocaine takes two pathways through Ecuador -- the Pacific route and the Amazon route. Karol Suárez, The Courier-Journal, 12 June 2024 Members of organized crime were searching for someone and shot at her grandmother’s house, fatally wounding her. Eduard Cauich, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2024 These small-but-mighty travel essentials help keep you and your suitcase a whole lot more organized. Madison Flager, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 May 2024 In the film, three Texas teens (Jeremy Allen White, Logan Huffman, and Mackenzie Davis) hope to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence but get sucked into the underbelly of organized crime when one of them steals from the wrong man. Alex Ritman, Variety, 22 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for organized 

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of organized was in 1817

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“Organized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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: having an organization to plan and carry out activities
organized baseball

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