/ (ˌriːəˈreɪndʒ) /

  1. to put (something) into a new order: to rearrange the lighting

  2. to put (something) back in its original order after it has been displaced

  1. to fix a new date or time for (something postponed): to rearrange a match

Derived forms of rearrange

  • rearranger, noun
  • rearrangement, noun

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How to use rearrange in a sentence

  • He looked at it a little—while Elizabeth with trembling fingers began to re-arrange her table in the old way.

    Elizabeth's Campaign | Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  • Then would be brought in those who would re-arrange that which was left and the history would be completed.

    The Mystery of Francis Bacon | William T. Smedley