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English verb: organize

1. organize (social) create (as an entity)

SamplesSocial groups form everywhere.
They formed a company.

Synonymsform, organise

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

2. organize (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

3. organize (cognition) plan and direct (a complex undertaking)

SamplesHe masterminded the robbery.

Synonymsdirect, engineer, mastermind, orchestrate, organise

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)plan

Narrower (hyponym)choreograph

4. organize (change) bring order and organization to

SamplesCan you help me organize my files?.

Synonymscoordinate, organise

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

Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up

Narrower (hyponym)interlock, mesh, structure

5. organize (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, organise, prepare

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)initiate, pioneer

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

6. organize (social) form or join a union

SamplesThe auto workers decided to unionize.

Synonymsorganise, unionise, unionize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)fall in, get together, join

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