Thesaurus

arrange

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of arrange

  1. 1 to come to an agreement or decision concerning the details of arrange a time for the meeting arrange money matters for your trip Synonyms of arrange agree (on), decide, fix, set, settle Words Related to arrange contract, pledge, promise; blueprint, calculate, chart, concert, design, draft, frame, hammer out, intrigue, lay out, maneuver, map (out), plan, program (also programme), schematize, scheme, shape, square away, work out; choose, conclude, determine, figure, opt, resolve; affirm, approve, authorize, clear, confirm, OK (or okay), sanction, warrant; close, complete, end, finalize, finish, round (off or out), wind up, wrap up; bargain, chaffer, deal, dicker, haggle, horse-trade, negotiate Phrases dispose of Near Antonyms of arrange abort, call, call off, drop, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke; differ (over), disagree (with); counter, debate, object, oppose, protest, resist; contest, dispute

  2. 2 to put into a particular arrangement arrange the flowers so that the taller ones are at the center of the bouquet Synonyms of arrange order, array, classify, codify, dispose, draw up, lay out, marshal (also marshall), organize, range, systematizeWords Related to arrange groom, make up, spruce (up), straighten (up), tidy (up); unscramble; align (also aline), cue, line, line up, queue; alphabetize, file, hierarchize, prioritize, sequence; emplace, place, set; display, map (out), set outAntonyms of arrange derange, disarrange, disarray, disorder, mess (up), muss (up), rumple, upset

  3. 3 to bring about through discussion and compromise I'll arrange your free movie pass with the cinema's manager Synonyms of arrange negotiate, bargain, concert, concludeWords Related to arrange settle (on or upon); chaffer, deal, dicker, haggle, horse-trade, palter; agree; contract, covenant; argue, debate, discuss, hammer out, hash (over), reason, talk, talk over, work out; renegotiate

  4. 4 to work out the details of (something) in advance we need to arrange our European vacation so that we can get the best deals Synonyms of arrange plan, blueprint, budget, calculate, chart, choreograph, design, frame, lay out, map (out), organize, prepare, project, scheme (out), shape, strategize (about)Words Related to arrange conspire, contrive, devise, intrigue, machinate, plot, put up; concert, get up; draft, outline, sketch; aim, figure, have on, intend, mean; contemplate, meditate, premeditate

Synonym Discussion of arrange

order, arrange, marshal, organize, systematize, methodize mean to put persons or things into their proper places in relation to each other. order suggests a straightening out so as to eliminate confusion.
    • ordered her business affairs
arrange implies a setting in sequence, relationship, or adjustment.
    • arranged the files numerically
marshal suggests gathering and arranging in preparation for a particular operation or effective use.
    • marshaling the facts for argument
organize implies arranging so that the whole aggregate works as a unit with each element having a proper function.
    • organized the volunteers into teams
systematize implies arranging according to a predetermined scheme.
    • systematized billing procedures
methodize suggests imposing an orderly procedure rather than a fixed scheme.
    • methodizes every aspect of daily living


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