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
Think of creative ways to organize and arrange the materials, cut on angles,
  woven together or stacked.
If you chose electronic storage, there's still the question of how to organize
  the files.
The site will then prompt you to enter in your name as well as other email
  addresses you might use to organize your travel.
The best case scenario is that the guerrilla will organize more weakly and
  continue to push for talks.
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