to place in proper, desired, or convenient order; adjust properly: to arrange books on a shelf.
to come to an agreement or understanding regarding: The two sides arranged the sale of the property.
to prepare or plan: to arrange the details of a meeting.
Music. to adapt (a composition) for a particular style of performance by voices or instruments.
to make plans or preparations: They arranged for a conference on Wednesday.
to make a settlement; come to an agreement: to arrange with the coal company for regular deliveries.
- 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
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How to use arrange in a sentence
“There’s no precedent for vaccines to be stored at that low of a temperature,” says Soumi Saha, a pharmacist and director of advocacy at Premier, which arranges healthcare purchases for hospitals, nursing homes, and other providers.US freezers aren’t cold enough to store one major coronavirus vaccine | Olivia Goldhill | September 17, 2020 | Quartz
We start by flipping a coin on each state, arranged in increasing order of distance from toss-up.The Forecast: The Methodology Behind Our 2020 Election Model | Daniel Malloy | September 10, 2020 | Ozy
The structure of the embryo emerges as the nuclei and other cellular materials gradually arrange themselves within this mass.How Two Became One: Origins of a Mysterious Symbiosis Found | Viviane Callier | September 9, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
The flight comes after El Al was grounded because of the coronavirus pandemic, with the airline needing to arrange a financing plan to resume full operations.Israel’s El Al Airlines makes historic flight through Saudi airspace en route to UAE | Bernhard Warner | August 31, 2020 | Fortune
The funds, which were arranged by the Historic Preservation Fund, will go toward renovations that help to preserve consequential structures on campuses located throughout 12 states.
Many hold classes in their living rooms, asking students to help re-arrange and then later put back furniture.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread | IranWire | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
After everyone has had their fill, we thank them for their time and arrange our next meeting.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley | Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman | November 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He is expected to tell the court that Dewani had paid him $900 to arrange a fake carjacking from which his wife would not emerge.The Honeymoon Murder Trial of British Millionaire Shrien Dewani Begins | Nico Hines | October 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hotels arrange accommodations around a shared courtyard, as the traditional Moroccan architecture of the riad mandates.
We arrange ourselves in a circle on metal foldout chairs and a futon.A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild | Caitlin Dickson | August 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We 37 were very much pleased at this, for our people also needed to arm themselves and arrange the pavesade.
You had better go to the Villa Lambert and arrange for taking up our quarters there, if you like the place.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Once satisfied that it was just and honourable, and it was comparatively child's work to arrange the modus operandi.
What a waste of time to attempt to re-arrange it in order to learn it more easily.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
"Warn the men, and arrange tanks and chutes accordingly; for Harvey Cheyne is in a hurry, a hurry—hurry," sang the wires.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for arrange
(tr) to put into a proper, systematic, or decorative order
(tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to arrive at an agreement or understanding about; settle
(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
(tr) to adapt (a musical composition) for performance in a different way, esp on different instruments
(tr) to adapt (a play, etc) for broadcasting
(intr often foll by with) to come to an agreement
- arrangeable, adjective
- arranger, noun
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