organize

[awr-guh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), organized, organizing.
1.
to form as or into a whole consisting of interdependent or coordinated parts, especially for united action: to organize a committee.
2.
to systematize: to organize the files of an office.
3.
to give organic structure or character to: to organize the elements of a composition.
4.
to enlist or attempt to enlist into a labor union: to organize workers.
5.
to enlist the employees of (a company) into a labor union; unionize: to organize a factory.
6.
Informal. to put (oneself) in a state of mental competence to perform a task: We can't have any slip-ups, so you'd better get organized.
verb (used without object), organized, organizing.
7.
to combine in an organized company, party, or the like.
8.
to form a labor union: Management resisted all efforts to organize.
9.
to assume organic structure.
Also, especially British, organise.


Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin organizāre to contrive, arrange = organ(um) organ + -izāre -ize

organizable, adjective
organizability, noun
misorganize, verb, misorganized, misorganizing.
outorganize, verb (used with object), outorganized, outorganizing.
preorganize, verb, preorganized, preorganizing.
unorganizable, adjective


1. dispose, frame. 2. order.


1. destroy.
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organize or organise (ˈɔːɡəˌnaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to form (parts or elements of something) into a structured whole; coordinate
2.  (tr) to arrange methodically or in order
3.  (tr) to provide with an organic structure
4.  (tr) to enlist (the workers) of (a factory, concern, or industry) in a trade union
5.  (intr) to join or form an organization or trade union
6.  informal (tr) to put (oneself) in an alert and responsible frame of mind
 
[C15: from Medieval Latin organizare, from Latin organumorgan]
 
organise or organise
 
vb
 
[C15: from Medieval Latin organizare, from Latin organumorgan]

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organize
early 15c., from M.L. organizare, from L. organum "instrument, organ" (see organ). Organized crime attested from 1929.
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organize or·gan·ize (ôr'gə-nīz')
v. or·gan·ized, or·gan·iz·ing, or·gan·iz·es

  1. To put together into an orderly, functional, structured whole.

  2. To arrange in a coherent form.

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Example sentences
Most firms have been organising their logistics to make themselves leaner.
The conference's organising committee is now working on a further statement of
  principles, to be released later.
Second, the revolts have lacked both clear ideological aims and coherent
  organising parties.
It would make today's approach to organising firms redundant.
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