Definition of rearrange in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌrēəˈrān(d)ZH/


[with object]
1Move (something) into a more acceptable position or state: she rearranged her skirt as she sat back in her chair
More example sentences
  • Sieger is very tall, and out in the dark street his giant legs stride forth while I almost run at his side, clutching desperately at the side of my skirt, rearranging my bags to cover it.
  • Jacqui was too busy rearranging her skirts after her untimely fall to notice our stiff conversation.
  • She demurely rearranged her skirts and sat with her back erect.
reposition, move around, change around, arrange differently
1.1Change (the position, time, or order of something): he had rearranged his schedule
More example sentences
  • Yesterday, Delaney was trying to rearrange his schedule in order to come.
  • One lady said she could have then rearranged childcare arrangements.
  • Make an effort to rearrange the pattern of your evenings.
reorganize, alter, adjust, change, change around, reschedule, rejigger

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Syllabification: re·ar·range

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