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arrange

ar·range

arrange

 
 
pronunciation:
reInj
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: arranged, arranges, arranging
definition 1: to put in some kind of order, pattern, or design.
She arranged the bottles according to size.
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synonyms:
array, dispose, marshal, order, organize
similar words:
class, classify, coordinate, grade, group, make, position, rank, set, sort, straighten, tidy
definition 2: to make plans for; prepare.
They arranged a surprise party for their friend.
synonyms:
plan, prepare, prime, ready
similar words:
contrive, design, devise, fix, form, make, organize
definition 3: to change so as to fit a particular type of musical performance.
She arranged the violin piece for the piano.
synonyms:
adapt
similar words:
compose, set
derivation: arranger (n.)
Word Parts
The word arrange contains the following part:
ar- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ar- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "r," such as "rang." See ad-.