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arrange Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb put into a proper or systematic order
    set up.
    • arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order
  2. verb make arrangements for
    fix up.
    • Can you arrange a meeting with the President?
  3. verb plan, organize, and carry out (an event)
    • the neighboring tribe staged an invasion
  4. verb set (printed matter) into a specific format
    • Format this letter so it can be printed out
  5. verb arrange attractively
    do; set; coiffe; coif; coiffure; dress.
    • dress my hair for the wedding
  6. verb adapt for performance in a different way
    • set this poem to music
  7. verb arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events
    put; order; set up.
    • arrange my schedule
    • set up one's life
    • I put these memories with those of bygone times

Ar*range" transitive verb
OE. arayngen, OF. arengier, F. arranger, fr. a (L. ad) + OF. rengier, rangier, F. ranger. See Range, v. t.
imperfect & past participle Arranged; present participle & verbal noun Arranging
  1. To put in proper order; to dispose (persons, or parts) in the manner intended, or best suited for the purpose; as, troops arranged for battle.
    So [they] came to the market place, and there he arranged his men in the streets. Berners.
    [They] were beginning to arrange their hampers. Boswell.
    A mechanism previously arranged. Paley.
  2. To adjust or settle; to prepare; to determine; as, to arrange the preliminaries of an undertaking. Syn. -- Adjust; adapt; range; dispose; classify.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

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