- The definition of arrange is to put things in a certain order, form or design.
To alphabetize files is an example of arrange.
- Arrange is defined as to handle the details of an event, or to plan or cause some event to happen.
- To organize a wedding is an example of arrange.
- To plan a meeting in the park is an example of arrange.
- to put in the correct, proper, or suitable order
- to sort systematically; classify
- to make ready; prepare or plan: to arrange a program of entertainment
- to arrive at an agreement about; settle
- Music to adapt (a composition) to other instruments or voices than those for which it was written, or to the style of a certain band or orchestra
Origin: Middle English arengen ; from Old French arengier ; from a-, to plush rengier, range
- to come to an agreement (with a person, about a thing)
- to make plans; prepare: arrange to be here later
- Music to write arrangements, esp. as a profession
- arranger noun
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verb ar·ranged, ar·rang·ing, ar·rang·es verb, transitive
- To put into a specific order or relation; dispose: arrange shoes in a neat row.
- To plan or prepare for: arrange a picnic.
- To bring about an agreement concerning; settle: “It has been arranged for him by his family to marry a girl of his own class” (Edmund Wilson).
- Music To reset (a composition) for other instruments or voices or as another style of performance.
- To come to an agreement.
- To make preparations; plan: arrange for a big wedding.
Origin: Middle English arengen, from Old French arengier : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + rengier, to put in a line (from reng, line; see sker-2 in Indo-European roots).
- ar·rangˈer noun