Synonyms & Antonyms of arrange

1 to come to an agreement or decision concerning the details of
  • arrange a time for the meeting
  • arrange money matters for your trip

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2 to put into a particular arrangement
  • arrange the flowers so that the taller ones are at the center of the bouquet

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3 to bring about through discussion and compromise
  • I'll arrange your free movie pass with the cinema's manager

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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

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Frequently Asked Questions About arrange

How does the verb arrange contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of arrange are marshal, methodize, order, organize, and systematize. While all these words mean "to put persons or things into their proper places in relation to each other," arrange implies a setting in sequence, relationship, or adjustment.

arranged the files numerically

When can marshal be used instead of arrange?

Although the words marshal and arrange have much in common, marshal suggests gathering and arranging in preparation for a particular operation or effective use.

marshaling the facts for argument

When is it sensible to use methodize instead of arrange?

The words methodize and arrange can be used in similar contexts, but methodize suggests imposing an orderly procedure rather than a fixed scheme.

methodizes every aspect of daily living

When is order a more appropriate choice than arrange?

The words order and arrange are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, order suggests a straightening out so as to eliminate confusion.

ordered her business affairs

Where would organize be a reasonable alternative to arrange?

In some situations, the words organize and arrange are roughly equivalent. However, organize implies arranging so that the whole aggregate works as a unit with each element having a proper function.

organized the volunteers into teams

In what contexts can systematize take the place of arrange?

The synonyms systematize and arrange are sometimes interchangeable, but systematize implies arranging according to a predetermined scheme.

systematized billing procedures

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The first known use of arrange was in 1601

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“Arrange.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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