verb (used with object), verb (used without object), orchestrated, orchestrating.
to compose or arrange (music) for performance by an orchestra.
to arrange or manipulate, especially by means of clever or thorough planning or maneuvering: to orchestrate a profitable trade agreement.

1875–80; < French orchestr(er) (derivative of orchestre orchestra) + -ate1

orchestration, noun
orchestrator, orchestrater, noun
overorchestrate, verb, overorchestrated, overorchestrating.
reorchestrate, verb, reorchestrated, reorchestrating.
reorchestration, noun
unorchestrated, adjective
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orchestrate (ˈɔːkɪˌstreɪt)
1.  to score or arrange (a piece of music) for orchestra
2.  to arrange, organize, or build up for special or maximum effect

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Word Origin & History

"to compose or arrange (music) for an orchestra," 1880, back formation from orchestration. The figurative sense is attested from 1883. Related: Orchestrated.
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Example sentences
Fraternities and sororities would orchestrate loud cheering sections to applaud
  each of their members as they crossed the stage.
Armed with the chief's blessing, the group fanned out to orchestrate the lynx's
Gun writers, too, help orchestrate the mood that so infuses the gun culture.
Behavior, because it's so complicated to orchestrate, is polymorphic-it
  requires the action of many genes in concert.
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