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English verb: arrange

1. arrange (contact) put into a proper or systematic order

SamplesArrange the books on the shelves in chronological order.

ExamplesThey arrange the bags on the table, The men arrange the bookshelves

Synonymsset up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

Narrower (hyponym)alphabetise, alphabetize, array, bundle, cascade, catenate, catenulate, chain, compact, concord, coordinate, corral, decorate, distribute, drape, drape, draw, dress, geminate, gradate, heap, lay out, line up, marshal, order, order, organise, organize, pack, pair, pile, plume, preen, pyramid, range, rearrange, regularise, regularize, serialise, serialize, set, set out, settle, spread out, stack, stack, stagger, straighten, stratify, string, string, string out, thread, wad


2. arrange (communication) make arrangements for

SamplesCan you arrange a meeting with the President?.

Synonymsfix up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)agree, concord, concur, hold

Narrower (hyponym)concord, firm up, settle

3. arrange (creation) plan, organize, and carry out (an event)

SamplesThe neighboring tribe staged an invasion.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)initiate, pioneer

Narrower (hyponym)dogfight, phase, tee up

4. arrange (creation) set (printed matter) into a specific format

SamplesFormat this letter so it can be printed out.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)indent, rubricate

5. arrange (body) arrange attractively

SamplesDress my hair for the wedding.

ExamplesThey arrange their hair

Synonymscoif, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress, set

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)groom, neaten

Narrower (hyponym)bob, wave

Verb groupcurry, dress, groom

6. arrange (creation) adapt for performance in a different way

SamplesSet this poem to music.

ExamplesDid he arrange his major works over a short period of time?


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)compose, write

Narrower (hyponym)prearrange, put, table, tabularise, tabularize, tabulate, transpose

Domain categorymusic

7. arrange (cognition) arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events

SamplesArrange my schedule.
Set up one's life.
I put these memories with those of bygone times.

Synonymsorder, put, set up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)organise, organize

Narrower (hyponym)contemporise, contemporize, phrase, synchronise, synchronize

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