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Definition of "organize" []

  • To put together into an orderly, functional, structured whole. (verb-transitive)
  • To arrange in a coherent form; systematize: organized her thoughts before speaking. (verb-transitive)
  • To arrange in a desired pattern or structure: "The painting is organized about a young reaper enjoying his noonday rest” ( William Carlos Williams). (verb-transitive)
  • To arrange systematically for harmonious or united action: organize a strike. See Synonyms at arrange. (verb-transitive)
  • To establish as an organization: organize a club. See Synonyms at found1. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "organize" in a sentence
  • "The ability to communicate and organize is particularly important in political terms."
  • "The best motivation for me to clean and organize is to plan a party or have those friends over for dinner that I know will talk about how messy I am."
  • "To give just one particularly egregious example, in a case called Oakwood Healthcare Batista stripped millions of American workers of their right to unionize by holding that an employee who provides even minimal direction to their co-workers can be classified as a “supervisor” (The right of actual managers to organize is not protected under federal labor law)."