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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


Antonymsdisarrange

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.


Synonymsstage


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.


Synonymsformat


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?


Synonymsset


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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