Definition of organize
1 : to form into a coherent unity or functioning whole : integrate trying to organize her thoughts
3 : to arrange by systematic planning and united effort organize a tour of the campus for the new students
4 : to cause to develop an organic structure
1 : to undergo physical or organic organization a clot organized in the femoral vein
2 : to arrange elements into a whole of interdependent parts began organizing for a victory celebration
3 : to form an organization; specifically : to form or persuade workers to join a union workers had the right to organize
organizableplay \ˌȯr-gə-ˈnī-zə-bəl\ adjective
Examples of organize in a Sentence
They hired a professional to help organize their wedding.
We are organizing a fund-raiser.
His office is a mess. He needs someone to help him organize his work.
I spent some time organizing my closet last weekend.
You need to learn to organize better.
She organized people to work for social justice.
The players were organized into separate teams.
He encouraged them to organize for social justice.
The company has tried to prevent the workers from organizing.
Recent Examples of organize from the Web
It is organized by the North San Diego Business Chamber, whose officials said around 35,000 attendees will likely attend.
Eduardo Lugo, a student at the City University of New York who helped organize the demonstration, called the deal immoral.
The school is also holding Parents Weekend that weekend and has tentative plans for a pep rally in downtown Mobile that Friday night, events that would have to be re-organized if the game takes place a day earlier than normal.
In 1892, the Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco.
This was the second demonstration in the past two months organized by Northwest Indiana Resist, a group formed to protest Immigration and Customs Enforcement flights deporting people out of the country from the Gary/Chicago International Airport.
Russell Coutts, a New Zealander who has won the Cup five times and who is head of the America’s Cup Event Authority organizing this Cup, has long been a fan of Formula One.
Another survey of participants at a National Astronomy Meeting, organized by Britain’s Royal Astronomical Society, made similar observations about question-askers.
Hop on your bike Cascade Bicycle Club organizes free group bike rides every day of the week.
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First Known Use of organize
Synonym Discussion of organize
ORGANIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of organize for English Language Learners
: to arrange and plan (an event or activity)
: to arrange or order things so that they can be found or used easily and quickly : to put things into a particular arrangement or order
: to gather (people) into a group that will work on something together
ORGANIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of organize for Students
1 : to arrange by effort and planning My teacher organized a field trip.
2 : to put in a certain order The computer organized the documents by date.
3 : to make separate parts into one united whole The players were organized into teams.
Medical Definition of organize
Legal Definition of organize
1 a : to set up an administrative structure for b : to persuade to associate in an organization (as a union)
2 : to arrange by systematic planning and united effort organize a strike
: to form an organization; especially : to form or persuade workers to join a union
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