orchestrating

orchestrate

[awr-kuh-streyt]
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:
1875–80; < 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)
 
vb
1.  to score or arrange (a piece of music) for orchestra
2.  to arrange, organize, or build up for special or maximum effect
 
orches'tration
 
n
 
'orchestrator
 
n

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orchestrate
"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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