arrange


arrange
verb (-ranged; -ranging) Etymology: Middle English arangen, from Middle French arenger, from a- + renger to set in ranks, from renc, ranc row — more at rank Date: 1638 transitive verb 1. to put into a proper order or into a correct or suitable sequence, relationship, or adjustment <
arrange flowers in a vase
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arrange cards alphabetically
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2. to make preparations for ; plan <
arranged a reception for the visitor
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3. a. to adapt (a musical composition) by scoring for voices or instruments other than those for which originally written b. orchestrate 4. to bring about an agreement or understanding concerning ; settle <
arrange an exchange of war prisoners
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intransitive verb 1. to bring about an agreement or understanding <
arranged to have a table at the restaurant
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2. to make preparations ; plan <
arranged for a vacation with his family
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Synonyms: see orderarranger noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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