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orchestrate

[awr-kuh-streyt] /ˈɔr kəˌstreɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), orchestrated, orchestrating.
1.
to compose or arrange (music) for performance by an orchestra.
2.
to arrange or manipulate, especially by means of clever or thorough planning or maneuvering:
to orchestrate a profitable trade agreement.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < French orchestr(er) (derivative of orchestre orchestra) + -ate1
Related forms
orchestration, noun
orchestrator, orchestrater, noun
overorchestrate, verb, overorchestrated, overorchestrating.
reorchestrate, verb, reorchestrated, reorchestrating.
reorchestration, noun
unorchestrated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for orchestrates

orchestrate

/ˈɔːkɪˌstreɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to score or arrange (a piece of music) for orchestra
2.
to arrange, organize, or build up for special or maximum effect
Derived Forms
orchestration, noun
orchestrator, noun
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Word Origin and History for orchestrates

orchestrate

v.

"to compose or arrange (music) for an orchestra," 1855, back-formation from orchestration. The figurative sense is attested from 1883. Related: Orchestrated; orchestrating.

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