Origin of organized
- to form as or into a whole consisting of interdependent or coordinated parts, especially for united action: to organize a committee.
- to systematize: to organize the files of an office.
- to give organic structure or character to: Cells become differentiated and organized into tissues.
- to enlist or attempt to enlist into a labor union: to organize workers.
- to enlist the employees of (a company) into a labor union; unionize: to organize a factory.
- Informal. to put (oneself) in a state of mental competence to perform a task: We can't have any slip-ups, so you'd better get organized.
- to combine in an organized company, party, or the like.
- to form a labor union: Management resisted all efforts to organize.
- to assume organic structure.
Origin of organize
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Examples from the Web for organized
Did he denounce the involvement of organized crime in the abduction and disappearance of 43 students in the nearby city of Iguala?
But they say its effect on the regular daily operation of organized crime has been negligible.
Millions of dollars in renovation later the building is gorgeous—Clean, well-kept, organized.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside
January 3, 2015
How the hell does somebody show up at a David Duke organized event in 2002 and claim ignorance?No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference
December 30, 2014
But by Wednesday evening there was little in the way of organized protests or random unrest in the area.St. Louis Shooting Is the Anti-Ferguson
December 25, 2014
They can be acquired only by living in an organized community in which they are traditional.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
It is stated that the Oneida Indians have organized a cornet band.
The township of Cleveland, of the county of Trumbull, was organized in 1800.
In 1810, the county of Cuyahoga was organized and Cleveland made the county seat.
The 107th Ohio, (German,) was organized and largely recruited in Cleveland.
- planned and controlled on a large scale and involving many peopleorganized crime
- orderly and efficienta highly organized campaign
- (of the workers in a factory or office) belonging to a trade unionorganized labour
- to form (parts or elements of something) into a structured whole; coordinate
- (tr) to arrange methodically or in order
- (tr) to provide with an organic structure
- (tr) to enlist (the workers) of (a factory, concern, or industry) in a trade union
- (intr) to join or form an organization or trade union
- (tr) informal to put (oneself) in an alert and responsible frame of mind
Word Origin and History for organized
1590s, "furnished with organs," past participle adjective from organize (v.). Meaning "forming a whole of interdependent parts" is from 1817. Organized crime attested from 1929.
- To put together into an orderly, functional, structured whole.
- To arrange in a coherent form.