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Definition of "arrange" [ar•range]

  • To put into a specific order or relation; dispose: arrange shoes in a neat row. (verb-transitive)
  • To plan or prepare for: arrange a picnic. (verb-transitive)
  • 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). (verb-transitive)
  • Music To reset (a composition) for other instruments or voices or as another style of performance. (verb-transitive)
  • To come to an agreement. (verb-intransitive)
  • To put into a proper, systematic, or decorative order (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To arrive at an agreement or understanding about; settle (verb)
  • To make plans or preparations in advance (for something) (verb)
  • To adapt (a musical composition) for performance in a different way, esp on different instruments (verb)
  • To adapt (a play, etc) for broadcasting (verb)
  • To come to an agreement (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "arrange" in a sentence
  • "The question then will be do we again arrange some kind of backroom sweetheart deal for the big banks that got us into this mess, or do we go the opposite direction, and save the economy by helping middle class homeowners first."
  • "Under each title arrange the varieties in a similar relation as follows in either (1) or (2):"
  • "Since he's the one who has to do the financing, that is to say, arrange the state's cash flow, that's significant."