organize

[ awr-guh-nahyz ]
/ ˈɔr gəˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), or·gan·ized, or·gan·iz·ing.

verb (used without object), or·gan·ized, or·gan·iz·ing.

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Also especially British, or·gan·ise.

Origin of organize

1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin organizāre to contrive, arrange, equivalent to organ(um) organ + -izāre -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for organising

organize

organise

/ (ˈɔːɡəˌnaɪz) /

verb

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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Medical definitions for organising

organize
[ ôrgə-nīz′ ]

v.

To put together into an orderly, functional, structured whole.
To arrange in a coherent form.
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