[ uh-reynj ]
See synonyms for: arrangearrangedarrangesarranging on

verb (used with object),ar·ranged, ar·rang·ing.
  1. to place in proper, desired, or convenient order; adjust properly: to arrange books on a shelf.

  2. to come to an agreement or understanding regarding: The two sides arranged the sale of the property.

  1. to prepare or plan: to arrange the details of a meeting.

  2. Music. to adapt (a composition) for a particular style of performance by voices or instruments.

verb (used without object),ar·ranged, ar·rang·ing.
  1. to make plans or preparations: They arranged for a conference on Wednesday.

  2. to make a settlement; come to an agreement: to arrange with the coal company for regular deliveries.

Origin of arrange

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English arayngen, from Middle French arangier; equivalent to a-5 + range

Other words for arrange

Other words from arrange

  • ar·range·a·ble, adjective
  • ar·rang·er, noun
  • o·ver·ar·range, verb, o·ver·ar·ranged, o·ver·ar·rang·ing.
  • re·ar·range, verb, re·ar·ranged, re·ar·rang·ing.
  • re·ar·range·a·ble, adjective
  • un·ar·ranged, adjective
  • well-ar·ranged, adjective

Words Nearby arrange Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use arrange in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for arrange


/ (əˈreɪndʒ) /

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

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

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

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

  3. (tr) to adapt (a play, etc) for broadcasting

  4. (intr often foll by with) to come to an agreement

Origin of arrange

C14: from Old French arangier, from a- ² + rangier to put in a row, range

Derived forms of arrange

  • arrangeable, adjective
  • arranger, noun

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