Organize definition

ôrgə-nīz
To provide with an organic structure.
  • 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.
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To bring into being; establish.

To organize a corporation.

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To join in some common cause or form some organization, esp. a labor union.
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To become organized.
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To cause to have an orderly, functional, or coherent structure.

Organized the report around three main initiatives.

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To cause (oneself) to act or live in an orderly or planned way.

Has trouble in school because he can't get organized.

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To arrange or prepared for (an activity or event).

Organize a party; organize a strike.

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To establish as an organization.

Organize a club.

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Organize is defined as to arrange in an orderly way.

Filing business paperwork in alphabetical order is an example of a way to organize.

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To put in order; arrange in an orderly way.

Organized the papers into files; organized her thoughts before speaking.

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To induce (employees) to form or join a labor union.
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To induce the employees of (a business or industry) to form or join a union.

Organize a factory.

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To develop into or assume an orderly, functional, or coherent structure.
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To form or join an activist group, especially a labor union.
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(informal) To set (oneself) into an orderly state of mind.
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To enlist in, or cause to form, a labor union.
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To enlist the employees of (an industry, business, etc.) in a labor union.
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To constitute in parts, each having a special function, act, office, or relation; to systematize.
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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; "” in this sense used chiefly in the past participle.
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(music) To sing in parts.

To organize an anthem.

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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