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English verb: organise

1. organise (change) bring order and organization to

SamplesCan you help me organize my files?.

Synonymscoordinate, organize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up

Narrower (hyponym)interlock, mesh, structure

2. organise (social) create (as an entity)

SamplesSocial groups form everywhere.
They formed a company.

Synonymsform, organize

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)create, make

Narrower (hyponym)choose up, draw up, regiment, regroup, reorganise, reorganize, syndicate

3. organise (social) form or join a union

SamplesThe auto workers decided to unionize.

Synonymsorganize, unionise, unionize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)fall in, get together, join

4. organise (social) cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)care, deal, handle, manage

Narrower (hyponym)arrange, collectivise, collectivize, order, put, rationalise, rationalize, reorganise, reorganize, set up, shake up, territorialise, territorialize

Antonymsdisorganise, disorganize

5. organise (creation) arrange by systematic planning and united effort

SamplesMachinate a plot.
Organize a strike.
Devise a plan to take over the director's office.

Synonymsdevise, get up, machinate, organize, prepare

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)initiate, pioneer

Narrower (hyponym)embattle, lay, mount, put on, sandwich, set up, spatchcock

6. organise (cognition) plan and direct (a complex undertaking)

SamplesHe masterminded the robbery.

Synonymsdirect, engineer, mastermind, orchestrate, organize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)plan

Narrower (hyponym)choreograph

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