[ awr-kuh-streyt ]
/ ˈɔr kəˌstreɪt /

verb (used with or without object), or·ches·trat·ed, or·ches·trat·ing.

to compose or arrange (music) for performance by an orchestra.
to arrange or manipulate, especially by means of clever or thorough planning or maneuvering: to orchestrate a profitable trade agreement.

Origin of orchestrate

1875–80; < French orchestr(er) (derivative of orchestre orchestra) + -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for orchestrate

/ (ˈɔːkɪˌstreɪt) /

verb (tr)

to score or arrange (a piece of music) for orchestra
to arrange, organize, or build up for special or maximum effect

Derived forms of orchestrate

orchestration, nounorchestrator, noun
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