Definition of arrange in English:

arrange

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

[with object]
1Put (things) in a neat, attractive, or required order: she had just finished arranging the flowers the columns are arranged in 12 rows
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  • She looked at the various framed certificates, mounted onto the peach colored wall, that were arranged in an unbelievably neat order.
  • The pews were no longer haphazard and broken, instead they now were arranged in neat rows leading up to the front, where a bemused Tane and a fully clothed Ferik sat.
  • Lloyd Williams, who is curating the exhibition, added that the paintings, many of which represented women in the painter's life, would be arranged in chronological order.
Synonyms
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.
Synonyms
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.
Synonyms
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

Origin

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

Derivatives

arrangeable

adjective
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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.

arranger

noun
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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.

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