- 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.
Also especially British, or·gan·ise.
Origin of organize
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Examples from the Web for organise
They had the rudiments of institutions, which they trusted her to organise.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI
Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
Mahomet's first care on reaching Medina was to organise the service of the faith.History of Religion
"If that's the case, they may organise around here," said Ralph.
"We must organise, and without further delay," said one of the leaders.
What was more, they had had time to organise what was deemed a suitable reception.The Story of the Cambrian
C. P. Gasquoine
- 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
C15: from Medieval Latin organizare, from Latin organum organ
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Word Origin and History for organise
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To put together into an orderly, functional, structured whole.
- To arrange in a coherent form.
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