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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The White House effort to appoint Kavanaugh has been unusually well organized, the smoothest since Trump’s last Supreme Court nomination, of Neil M. Gorsuch., "Democrats hope Obamacare fears will derail Kavanaugh as White House moves to soften his image," 11 July 2018 Croatia pulled in front in extra time, through a 101st-minute header from Domagoj Vida, marking the sixth time here that Russia had conceded from a set piece—a surprising total considering how organized this team was otherwise. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Russia Is Out of the Russian World Cup," 7 July 2018 The morning's organized team activity workout was largely for installation and drills, which interestingly featured some veteran players such as wideouts Torrey Smith and Devin Funchess providing instruction for both receivers and cornerbacks. Jourdan Rodrigue, charlotteobserver, "Turners and returners, a 60-yard field goal, plus more Panthers OTAs observations," 4 June 2018 Imagine what my life could be like if my barre supplies were so organized. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "I Wish I Had Cabinets This Organized," 30 May 2018 Those who benefit most are already well organized and highly motivated. Longreads, "The Great Online School Scam," 21 Feb. 2018 There has been a high level of investment of time and money — relatively, given the constraints on the budget of North Korea — into organized sports in recent years. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "What does North Korea want from the Olympics? An expert in the politics of sports explains.," 13 Jan. 2018 After the Parkland massacre, students organized marches attended by millions in Washington and across the country. Skyler Swisher,, "Congress has 'not done anything significant' since Parkland shooting, South Florida U.S. Reps say," 3 May 2018 King organized marches downtown and in the city’s white enclaves, such as Marquette Park, making himself the target of hatred and violence. Chicago Tribune, "Rage, riots, ruin," 9 Apr. 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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to clear from alleged fault or guilt

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