Verb arrange Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


arrange (third-person singular simple present arranges, present participle arranging, simple past and past participle arranged)

  1. To set up, to organize, especially in a positive manner.
  2. To put in order, to organize.
  3. To plan; to prepare in advance.
  4. (music) To prepare and adapt an already-written composition for presentation in other than its original form.

More definition: place in proper, desired, or convenient order; adjust properly, to arrange books on a shelf. come to an agreement or understanding regarding, The two sides arranged the sale of the property. prepare or plan, to arrange the details of a meeting.

4.Music. to adapt (a composition) for a particular style of performance by voices or instruments. make plans or preparations, They arranged for a conference on Wednesday. make a settlement; come to an agreement, to arrange with the coal company for regular deliveries.

1. (transitive) to put into a proper, systematic, or decorative order

2. (transitive; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to arrive at an agreement or understanding about; settle

3. when intr, often foll by (when transitive, may take a clause as object or an infinitive) for. to make plans or preparations in advance (for something), we arranged for her to be met

4. (transitive) to adapt (a musical composition) for performance in a different way, esp on different instruments

5. (transitive) to adapt (a play, etc) for broadcasting

6. (intransitive) often foll by with. to come to an agreement Derived Formsarrangeable, adjectivearranger, noun Word OriginC14, from Old French arangier, from a-² + rangier to put in a row, rangeCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
late 14c., "draw up a line of battle," from Old French arengier (12c.), from a- "to" (see ad-) + rangier "set in a row" (Modern French ranger), from rang "rank," from Frankish *hring (see rank (n.)).A rare word until the meaning generalized to "to place things in order" c.1780-1800. Musical sense of "adapt for other instruments or voices" is from 180

8. Related, Arranged; arranging. Arranged marriage attested from 185



Did he arrange to have Alex out of the way, or was he simply taking advantage of the situation?

You may stay back with your daughter while I arrange the details.

Perhaps we could arrange to meet and discuss this matter.

I.ll arrange it as soon as I can.

As soon as I can arrange it.

Come by Bird Song and we'll have to arrange for her to go back with you.

I'll arrange the transportation.

Apparently that was what inspired his decision to arrange for a trash truck once a week.

But, if you like Gerry, I can arrange something.

In first cost the hydraulic crane has the advantage, but the power mains are much less expensive and more convenient to arrange in the electric crane.

I had a frame in which I could arrange the words in little sentences; but before I ever put sentences in the frame I used to make them in objects.

There was one older man, an excellent fisher and skilled in all kinds of woodcraft, who was pleased to look upon my house as a building erected for the convenience of fishermen; and I was equally pleased when he sat in my doorway to arrange his lines.

Murat again interrupted him, "with all my heart I wish the Emperors may arrange the affair between them, and that the war begun by no wish of mine may finish as quickly as possible!" said he, in the tone of a servant who wants to remain good friends with another despite a quarrel between their masters.

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