or·ga·nized | \ ˈȯr-gə-ˌnīzd \

Definition of organized 

1 : having a formal organization to coordinate and carry out activities organized baseball organized crime

2 : affiliated by membership in an organization (such as a union) organized steelworkers

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Examples of organized in a Sentence

They ran a well-organized political campaign. She's a very organized person.

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Now, the conservative movement is far more organized, and publishing far quicker. Hillel Italie, The Seattle Times, "Wave of pro-Trump books coming in summer and fall," 26 June 2018 The offseason organized team activities and subsequent minicamp have given the quartet their first chances to accustom themselves with one another and begin to build a cohesive connection. Shaun Goodwin, kansascity, "New contingency of quarterbacks isn’t a bad thing for the Chiefs, Pat Mahomes," 14 June 2018 The team declined to comment on Sanders’ remarks, but players will be available for interviews following Wednesday’s session of organized team activities in Philadelphia. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, "Sarah Sanders says Eagles pulled 'political stunt,' Trump refuses questions at event," 5 June 2018 Tom Brady still isn’t at this spring’s organized team activities, but perhaps that doesn’t mean the Patriots quarterback is staying away from Gillette Stadium entirely., "Tom Brady has been working out in Foxborough after all," 2 June 2018 These are not organized weather systems, such as the winter storms that arrive in sustained events. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Mountain thunder, lightning mean summer has arrived," 21 May 2018 Twitter Facebook − + richard555 • 4 days ago Political correctness is just organized anti white hatred. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "Kanye West to Hot 97's Morning Host Ebro Darden: 'I Love Donald Trump'," 23 Apr. 2018 On March 24, Parkland, Fla., high school students — in coalition with people nationwide — organized massive public rallies to support gun regulation, safer schools and safer communities. Erica Chenoweth, Washington Post, "Did you attend the March for Our Lives? Here’s what it looked like nationwide.," 13 Apr. 2018 Barbara called Richard Loewenstein, the psychiatrist who specializes in fugues, and was struck by his conviction that dissociative fugues are organized and purposeful, operating according to some internal logic. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "How a Young Woman Lost Her Identity," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of organized

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of organized

: arranged into a formal group with leaders and with rules for doing or planning things

: arranged into or belonging to a labor union

: arranged or planned in a particular way

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