arrange

[ uh-reynj ]
/ əˈreɪndʒ /

verb (used with object), ar·ranged, ar·rang·ing.

to place in proper, desired, or convenient order; adjust properly: to arrange books on a shelf.
to come to an agreement or understanding regarding: The two sides arranged the sale of the property.
to prepare or plan: to arrange the details of a meeting.
Music. to adapt (a composition) for a particular style of performance by voices or instruments.

verb (used without object), ar·ranged, ar·rang·ing.

to make plans or preparations: They arranged for a conference on Wednesday.
to make a settlement; come to an agreement: to arrange with the coal company for regular deliveries.

Nearby words

  1. arrack,
  2. arrah,
  3. arraign,
  4. arraignment,
  5. arran,
  6. arranged,
  7. arranged marriage,
  8. arrangement,
  9. arrangements,
  10. arranger

Origin of arrange

1325–75; Middle English arayngen < Middle French arangier, equivalent to a- a-5 + rangier to range

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British Dictionary definitions for re-arrange

arrange

/ (əˈreɪndʒ) /

verb

(tr) to put into a proper, systematic, or decorative order
(tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to arrive at an agreement or understanding about; settle
(when intr, often foll by for; when tr, may take a clause as object or an infinitive ) to make plans or preparations in advance (for something)we arranged for her to be met
(tr) to adapt (a musical composition) for performance in a different way, esp on different instruments
(tr) to adapt (a play, etc) for broadcasting
(intr often foll by with) to come to an agreement
Derived Formsarrangeable, adjectivearranger, noun

Word Origin for arrange

C14: from Old French arangier, from a- ² + rangier to put in a row, range

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