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organize

[awr-guh-nahyz] /ˈɔr gəˌnaɪz/
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
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin organizāre to contrive, arrange = organ(um) organ + -izāre -ize
Related forms
organizable, adjective
organizability, noun
misorganize, verb, misorganized, misorganizing.
outorganize, verb (used with object), outorganized, outorganizing.
preorganize, verb, preorganized, preorganizing.
unorganizable, adjective
Synonyms
1. dispose, frame. 2. order.
Antonyms
1. destroy.
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British Dictionary definitions for organize

organize

/ˈɔːɡəˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
to form (parts or elements of something) into a structured whole; coordinate
2.
(transitive) to arrange methodically or in order
3.
(transitive) to provide with an organic structure
4.
(transitive) to enlist (the workers) of (a factory, concern, or industry) in a trade union
5.
(intransitive) to join or form an organization or trade union
6.
(transitive) (informal) to put (oneself) in an alert and responsible frame of mind
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin organizare, from Latin organumorgan
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Word Origin and History for organize
v.

early 15c., "construct, establish," from Middle French organiser and directly from Medieval Latin organizare, from Latin organum "instrument, organ" (see organ). Related: Organized; organizing.

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organize in Medicine

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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