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arrange

[uh-reynj] /əˈreɪndʒ/
verb (used with object), arranged, arranging.
1.
to place in proper, desired, or convenient order; adjust properly:
to arrange books on a shelf.
2.
to come to an agreement or understanding regarding:
The two sides arranged the sale of the property.
3.
to prepare or plan:
to arrange the details of a meeting.
4.
Music. to adapt (a composition) for a particular style of performance by voices or instruments.
verb (used without object), arranged, arranging.
5.
to make plans or preparations:
They arranged for a conference on Wednesday.
6.
to make a settlement; come to an agreement:
to arrange with the coal company for regular deliveries.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English arayngen < Middle French arangier, equivalent to a- a-5 + rangier to range
Related forms
arrangeable, adjective
arranger, noun
overarrange, verb, overarranged, overarranging.
rearrange, verb, rearranged, rearranging.
rearrangeable, adjective
unarranged, adjective
well-arranged, adjective
Synonyms
1. array; group, sort, dispose; classify.
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Examples from the web for arranged
  • You've reserved the space, maybe requested special media equipment, and perhaps you've arranged for some catering.
  • The paragraphs are arranged so that they are in the same order that the points are presented in your conclusion.
  • The tasters sit in clusters of three around tables arranged in horseshoe shape.
  • The puzzle's solution lies in determining the number of ways the pieces can be arranged back into a square.
  • There are many dream-worlds, but none is so rightly and reasonably and pleasantly arranged as that one.
  • The ossicles are arranged in a special order to perform their job.
  • First, participants reclined and arranged themselves in a circle or square.
  • However, that only tells you that you have the right number and kinds of atoms in the molecule, not how they are arranged.
  • He selects one of his menu options, which are arranged in a loop resembling the one he drew to pull up the menu, and away he goes.
  • These could be arranged to be at a suitable angle, both to the wind, and the heading of the ship.
British Dictionary definitions for arranged

arrange

/əˈreɪndʒ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to put into a proper, systematic, or decorative order
2.
(transitive; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to arrive at an agreement or understanding about; settle
3.
when intr, often foll by (when transitive, may take a clause as object or an infinitive) for. to make plans or preparations in advance (for something): we arranged for her to be met
4.
(transitive) to adapt (a musical composition) for performance in a different way, esp on different instruments
5.
(transitive) to adapt (a play, etc) for broadcasting
6.
(intransitive) often foll by with. to come to an agreement
Derived Forms
arrangeable, adjective
arranger, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French arangier, from a-² + rangier to put in a row, range
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Word Origin and History for arranged

arrange

v.

late 14c., "draw up a line of battle," from Old French arengier (12c.), from a- "to" (see ad-) + rangier "set in a row" (Modern French ranger), from rang "rank," from Frankish *hring (see rank (n.)).

A rare word until the meaning generalized to "to place things in order" c.1780-1800. Musical sense of "adapt for other instruments or voices" is from 1808. Related: Arranged; arranging. Arranged marriage attested from 1854.

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