arrange


arrange
verb
1 (I, T) to organize or make plans for something such as a meeting, party, or trip: James is arranging a big surprise party for Helen's birthday. | I'd like to arrange a business loan. | arrange to do sth: Have you arranged to meet Mark this weekend? | arrange for sb to do sth: I've arranged for the window cleaner to come on Thursday. | arrange sth with sb: Beth arranged a meeting with the marketing director. | arrange for sth: The company will arrange for a taxi to meet you at the airport. | arrange when/where/how etc: We still have to arrange how to get home. | as arranged: Matthew arrived at 2 o'clock as arranged.
2 (T) to put a group of things or people in a particular order or position: I've arranged my CDs in alphabetical order. | arrange sth in pairs/groups etc: The children were arranged in lines according to height.
3 (T) to write or change a piece of music so that it is suitable for particular instruments
(+ for): a symphony arranged for the piano

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • arrange — UK US /əˈreɪndʒ/ verb [I or T] ► to plan, prepare, or organize something: »The outing was arranged by the firm as part of a team building exercise. arrange an appointment/loan/meeting, etc. »Industry leaders hastily arranged a meeting with city… …   Financial and business terms

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  • Arrange — Ar*range , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Arranged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Arranging}.] [OE. arayngen, OF. arengier, F. arranger, fr. a (L. ad) + OF. rengier, rangier, F. ranger. See {Range}, v. t.] 1. To put in proper order; to dispose (persons, or parts) in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • arrange — [ə rānj′] vt. arranged, arranging [ME arengen < OFr arengier < a , to + rengier, RANGE] 1. to put in the correct, proper, or suitable order 2. to sort systematically; classify 3. to make ready; prepare or plan [to arrange a program of… …   English World dictionary

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