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Think it might be fun to be a party planner? These highly organized people arrange everything from invitations to music, food, even the lighting in the room, meaning they put everything in order.

At a concert, you look in your program to see what piece is next. There's a title, followed by the composer's name. Under that is another name, preceded by "arranged by." What does that mean? Every piece was originally written with a certain instrument or instruments in mind. In order for that music to be played by other instruments, it first has to be adapted, meaning someone has to arrange it. A symphony for kazoos? You can arrange that.

DEFINITIONS OF: arrange

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v put into a proper or systematic order

arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order”
Synonyms:
set up
Antonyms:
disarrange
destroy the arrangement or order of
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regularise, regularize
make regular or more regular
order
place in a certain order
order
bring order to or into
straighten
make straight or straighter
rearrange
put into a new order or arrangement
serialise, serialize
arrange serially
alphabetise, alphabetize
arrange in alphabetical order
coordinate, organise, organize
bring order and organization to
stratify
form layers or strata
draw, string, thread
thread on or as if on a string
marshal
arrange in logical order
string
stretch out or arrange like a string
spread out, string out
set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
plume, preen
clean with one's bill
stack
arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances
chain
connect or arrange into a chain by linking
geminate, pair
arrange in pairs
concord
arrange the words of a text so as to create a concordance
cascade
arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible
settle
arrange or fix in the desired order
pyramid
arrange or build up as if on the base of a pyramid
corral
arrange wagons so that they form a corral
catenate, catenulate
arrange in a series of rings or chains, as for spores
decorate, dress
provide with decoration
array, lay out, range, set out
lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
bundle, compact, pack, wad
compress into a wad
heap, pile, stack
arrange in stacks
distribute, stagger
to arrange in a systematic order
drape
arrange in a particular way
drape
place casually
set
fix in a border
gradate
arrange according to grades
line up
form a line
clean up, neaten, square away, straighten, straighten out, tidy, tidy up
put (things or places) in order
recode
put into a different code; rearrange mentally
reshuffle
reorganize and assign posts to different people
structure
give a structure to
interlock, mesh
coordinate in such a way that all parts work together effectively
even, even out
make even or more even
systematise, systematize, systemise, systemize
arrange according to a system or reduce to a system
bead
string together like beads
collate
to assemble in proper sequence
disentangle, straighten out, unsnarl
extricate from entanglement
concatenate
combine two strings to form a single one
compart
lay out in parts according to a plan
puddle
work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud
rick
pile in ricks
cord
stack in cords
wire
string on a wire
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lay, place, pose, position, put, set
put into a certain place or abstract location

v arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events

arrange my schedule”
Synonyms:
order, put, set up
Types:
contemporise, contemporize, synchronise, synchronize
arrange or represent events so that they co-occur
phrase
divide, combine, or mark into phrases
Type of:
organise, organize
cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea

v arrange attractively

Synonyms:
coif, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress, set
curry, dress, groom
give a neat appearance to
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bob
cut hair in the style of a bob
wave
set waves in
marcel
make a marcel in a woman's hair
gauffer, goffer
make wavy with a heated goffering iron
perm
give a permanent wave to
Type of:
groom, neaten
care for one's external appearance

v plan, organize, and carry out (an event)

Synonyms:
stage
Types:
dogfight
arrange for an illegal dogfight
tee up
make detailed arrangements or preparations
phase
arrange in phases or stages
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initiate, pioneer
take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

v make arrangements for

“Can you arrange a meeting with the President?”
Synonyms:
fix up
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firm up
arrange firmly
concord
arrange by concord or agreement
settle
dispose of; make a financial settlement
prorate
make a proportional settlement or distribution
pay
discharge or settle
square
pay someone and settle a debt
compensate, make up, pay, pay off
do or give something to somebody in return
liquidate
settle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off
clean up
dispose of
Type of:
agree, concord, concur, hold
be in accord; be in agreement

v set (printed matter) into a specific format

Synonyms:
format
Types:
indent
set in from the margin
rubricate
furnish with rubrics or regulate by rubrics
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v adapt for performance in a different way

Synonyms:
set
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prearrange
arrange beforehand
put
adapt
transpose
put (a piece of music) into another key
table, tabularise, tabularize, tabulate
arrange or enter in tabular form
Type of:
compose, write
write music
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