Definition of arrange in English:


Line breaks: ar|range
Pronunciation: /əˈreɪn(d)ʒ


[with object]
  • 2Organize or make plans for (a future event): they hoped to arrange a meeting [no object]: my aunt arranged for the furniture to be stored
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    • Another meeting with regard to the proposed Mussel Festival is arranged for this evening, Wednesday, at 8.30 in the Community Centre.
    • I was delighted when I read that a Midsummer Writing Festival was arranged for last weekend.
    • A special event was arranged for us with the psychic Arthur Pacheco, who communicates with people in the next world.
    organize, fix, plan, schedule, pencil in, devise, contrive; make arrangements for, fix up, prepare for, make preparations for; settle on, decide, determine, agree, come to an agreement, come to terms about
  • 2.1 [no object] Reach agreement about an action or event in advance: I arranged with my boss to have the time off [with infinitive]: they arranged to meet at eleven o’clock
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    • A couple of months ago, for instance, an Australian production was ready to sign her up, but she arranged to meet with the director anyway.
    • Upon further investigation, she found the house where her mother had lived in nearby Leigh-on-Sea and located her mother's sisters, Ella and Gladys, whom she arranged to meet.
    • Through friends of friends I have arranged to meet some journalists and actors over there, some of whom have archival video and stills from the Marcos era.
  • 2.2Ensure that (something) is done or provided by organizing it in advance: accommodation can be arranged if required
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    • The second important detail is to arrange accommodation in advance.
    • He added that mainland companies should also take part in arranging charter flights to ensure that business is shared fairly.
    • The three doctors will prioritise cases and arrange pre-operative appointments to ensure that the surgery will take place next month.
  • 3Adapt (a musical composition) for performance with instruments or voices other than those originally specified: songs arranged for viola and piano
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    • Thirty-four traditional and original tunes are arranged for two instruments, with chords for back-up musicians included.
    • In the 1800s it was not uncommon for orchestral works to be arranged for piano, thereby making home performance possible, after a fashion.
    • All the songs are folk-like in character, arranged for voice and piano with an optional violin part printed separately.
    adapt, set, score, orchestrate, instrument, harmonize
  • 4 archaic Settle (a dispute or claim): the quarrel, partly by the interference of the Crown Prince, was arranged



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  • The DR16 has 16 hours of record time and records up to 396 files of messages that are arrangeable into 4 folders.
  • Bath tub for disabled persons has bath entry device with one or more fluid or gas-filled, compressible chambers arrangeable in it, which work in conjunction with person on entering bath.
  • The signal detecting part of the signal-processing unit is embodied in the form of a panel in such a way that it is arrangeable in the front part of the mouth cavity and the hard palate.


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  • He mentioned names of the bands' leaders, managers, arrangers and conductors and identified the adjudicators as well.
  • As director, producer and arranger he has worked on many albums in various studios throughout Ireland and has worked with many different musicians.
  • He has performed as a soloist, musical director, and arranger worldwide.


late Middle English: from Old French arangier, from a- (from Latin ad 'to, at') + rangier 'put in order' (see range).

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