Organize Definition

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To become organized.
Webster's New World
To put in order; arrange in an orderly way.
Organized the papers into files; organized her thoughts before speaking.
American Heritage
To cause to have an orderly, functional, or coherent structure.
Organized the report around three main initiatives.
American Heritage
To bring into being; establish.
To organize a corporation.
Webster's New World
To set (oneself) into an orderly state of mind.
Webster's New World

Origin of Organize

  • Middle English organisen from Old French organiser from Medieval Latin organizāre from Latin organum tool, instrument organ

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin organizare (“to organize") (compare Medieval Latin organizare (“to play on the organ")), from Latin organum (“organ"); see organ.

    From Wiktionary


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