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[ awr-guh-nahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, or·gan·ized, or·gan·iz·ing.
  1. to form as or into a whole consisting of interdependent or coordinated parts, especially for united action:

    to organize a committee.

    Synonyms: frame, dispose

    Antonyms: destroy

  2. to systematize:

    to organize the files of an office.

    Synonyms: order

  3. to give organic structure or character to:

    Cells become differentiated and organized into tissues.

  4. to enlist or attempt to enlist into a labor union:

    to organize workers.

  5. to enlist the employees of (a company) into a labor union; unionize:

    to organize a factory.

  6. 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.
  1. to combine in an organized company, party, or the like.
  2. to form a labor union:

    Management resisted all efforts to organize.

  3. to assume organic structure.


/ ˈɔːɡəˌnaɪz /


  1. to form (parts or elements of something) into a structured whole; coordinate
  2. tr to arrange methodically or in order
  3. tr to provide with an organic structure
  4. tr to enlist (the workers) of (a factory, concern, or industry) in a trade union
  5. intr to join or form an organization or trade union
  6. informal.
    tr to put (oneself) in an alert and responsible frame of mind

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Other Words From

  • organ·iza·ble adjective
  • organ·iza·bili·ty noun
  • mis·organ·ize verb misorganized misorganizing
  • outorgan·ize verb (used with object) outorganized outorganizing
  • pre·organ·ize verb preorganized preorganizing
  • un·organ·iza·ble adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of organize1

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Medieval Latin organizāre “to contrive, arrange,” equivalent to organ(um) organ + -izāre -ize

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Word History and Origins

Origin of organize1

C15: from Medieval Latin organizare, from Latin organum organ

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Example Sentences

Dustin Stockton, a former Breitbart employee who was helping plan the event, helped find space for them at a rally the prior evening, which had been organized by a group called the 80 Percent Coalition.

When cleverly organized into “networks,” the result is a “quantum brain” that can process data and save it inside the same network structure—similar to how our brains work.

Consider organizing your image content so that URLs are constructed logically.

It is unfortunate to see the president of the organizing committee make a remark like that.

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She organized prayer chains for strangers and friends dealing with illness or loss.

The Canterbury Tales was, Strohm writes, “one of the volumes around which the new trade would organize itself.”

“The union did not organize any official contingent to participate in the protests,” Kim said.

Maybe we should have this parade as soon as we can organize it.

The prisoners organize themselves through democratically elected representatives of the eight separate prison sections.

Presumably they returned to their hometowns to organize the urban protests.

The House must organize itself at the outset of each session because its members have been elected the preceding November.

So they talked of newer plans, while Smillie toiled like a giant to educate and organize the miners.

But they had not yet received power sufficient to fully organize and build up that kingdom on the earth.

He concealed these military supplies in a "sink," or cave, till he could organize his command.

He chose Fanti and two others, who did their best in the short time to organize the defence of the city.





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