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arrange

ar·range

arrange

 
pronunciation:
reInj
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: arranged, arranges, arranging
definition 1: to put in a desired order or configuration.
We arranged the books according to their size.They arranged the furniture so that it would be convenient for both talking and watching television.She arranged the papers on her desk.
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synonyms:
array, collocate, dispose, marshal, order, organize, range, set up
antonyms:
derange, disarrange
similar words:
assort, categorize, class, classify, codify, collate, coordinate, grade, group, lay, make, methodize, position, rank, set, sort, straighten, structure, systematize, tabulate, tidy
definition 2: to make plans for; prepare.
The couple will arrange the wedding reception themselves.Her administrative assistant arranged the meeting for next week.
synonyms:
line up, plan, prepare, prime, ready, set up
similar words:
contrive, design, devise, fix, form, make, organize, prearrange, predetermine, premeditate, program
definition 3: to adapt (a piece of music) for a particular style of performance or for particular players.
She arranged the violin piece for the piano.The school orchestra plays classical pieces that are arranged for younger players.
synonyms:
adapt, orchestrate, score
similar words:
compose, set
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to do what is necessary in order to bring something about (usu. fol. by for).
They arranged for flowers to be sent to the funeral home.
synonyms:
contrive, devise, plan, prepare
similar words:
design, premeditate
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-.