- Organize is defined as to arrange in an orderly way.
Filing business paperwork in alphabetical order is an example of a way to organize.
Using this file folder, you can organize papers alphabetically.
transitive verborganized, organizing
- to provide with an organic structure; esp.,
- to arrange in an orderly way: to organize files
- to make into a whole with unified and coherent relationships: to organize an essay
- to make plans or arrange for: to organize a campaign
- to bring into being; establish: to organize a corporation
- to persuade to join in some common cause or some organization; specif.,
- to enlist in, or cause to form, a labor union
- ☆ to enlist the employees of (an industry, business, etc.) in a labor union
- Informal to set (oneself) into an orderly state of mind
Origin of organizeMiddle English organyzen ; from Medieval Latin organizare ; from Classical Latin organum: see organ
- to become organized
- ☆ to join in some common cause or form some organization, esp. a labor union
verbor·gan·ized, or·gan·iz·ing, or·gan·iz·es
- a. To put in order; arrange in an orderly way: organized the papers into files; organized her thoughts before speaking.b. To cause to have an orderly, functional, or coherent structure: organized the report around three main initiatives. See Synonyms at arrange.c. To cause (oneself) to act or live in an orderly or planned way: has trouble in school because he can't get organized.
- a. To arrange or prepared for (an activity or event): organize a party; organize a strike.b. To establish as an organization: organize a club. See Synonyms at establish.
- a. To induce (employees) to form or join a labor union.b. To induce the employees of (a business or industry) to form or join a union: organize a factory.
- To develop into or assume an orderly, functional, or coherent structure.
- To form or join an activist group, especially a labor union.
Origin of organizeMiddle English organisen, from Old French organiser, from Medieval Latin organizāre, from Latin organum, tool, instrument; see organ.
(third-person singular simple present organizes, present participle organizing, simple past and past participle organized)
- To arrange in working order.
- To constitute in parts, each having a special function, act, office, or relation; to systematize.
- To furnish with organs; to give an organic structure to; to endow with capacity for the functions of life; as, an organized being; organized matter; â€” in this sense used chiefly in the past participle.
- (music) To sing in parts.
- to organize an anthem