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organize

or·gan·ize

organize

 
 
pronunciation:
or g naIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: organized, organizes, organizing
definition 1: to set in order; arrange in a systematic pattern.
Now that I've organized my files, I can find what I need more easily.The books are organized alphabetically by author's name.
synonyms:
arrange, array, order, systemize
antonyms:
discompose, disorganize, disturb
similar words:
assort, classify, collocate, coordinate, discipline, dispose, establish, form, line, marshal, methodize, neaten, program, range, rank, sort, straighten, structure, tabulate, tidy
definition 2: to establish or make arrangements for.
They were determined to organize a union of workers.Who is organizing the festival this year?
synonyms:
arrange, establish, set up
antonyms:
demolish, disassemble, tear down
definition 3: to build a union among, as workers.
Early efforts to organize the workers were crushed by the owners of the factories.
synonyms:
unionize
similar words:
consolidate, unify, unite
definition 4: to enlist the workers of (a business) into a labor union.
It took tremendous effort to organize the mines.
synonyms:
unionize
similar words:
line
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to join together into an effective group or movement.
Members of the community are organizing to prevent crime in their neighborhoods.Activists encouraged the workers to organize.
synonyms:
unite
similar words:
ally, associate, collaborate, combine, confederate, cooperate, group, join, mobilize, team up, unionize
definition 2: to take on form or structure.
They're studying how these cells organize.
synonyms:
form
similar words:
coalesce, coordinate, develop, materialize, originate
derivations: organizable (adj.), organized (adj.)
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