[ awr-guh-nahyz ]
/ ˈɔr gəˌnaɪz /
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verb (used with object), or·gan·ized, or·gan·iz·ing.
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.
verb (used without object), or·gan·ized, or·gan·iz·ing.
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.
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Also especially British, or·gan·ise .
Origin of organize
OTHER WORDS FROM organize
or·gan·iz·a·ble, adjectiveor·gan·iz·a·bil·i·ty, nounmis·or·gan·ize, verb, mis·or·gan·ized, mis·or·gan·iz·ing.out·or·gan·ize, verb (used with object), out·or·gan·ized, out·or·gan·iz·ing.
pre·or·gan·ize, verb, pre·or·gan·ized, pre·or·gan·iz·ing.un·or·gan·iz·a·ble, adjective
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How to use organize in a sentence
Take That star Gary Barlow, who has helped organise much of the concert, said the prince's illness was "sad, really sad".
The Marshal was at once sent off to his old home of Lyons to organise there out of nothing an army which was to cover the Alps.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
And you witness not in reality failure to organise but want of correspondence between the representatives and the represented.Third class in Indian railways|Mahatma Gandhi
In a day or so they organise again, and swoop down on some other place, such as Belmont.
"You all seem to think you want to organise people, particular groups and classes of individuals," he insisted.The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells
These birds are especially on the spot when the blacks set fire to the bush and organise a big battue.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont|Louis de Rougemont
British Dictionary definitions for organize
/ (ˈɔːɡəˌnaɪz) /
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 for organize
C15: from Medieval Latin organizare, from Latin organum organ
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