affiliated in an organization, especially a union: organized dockworkers.
having a formal organization or structure, especially to coordinate or carry out for widespread activities: organized medicine; organized crime.

1810–20; organize + -ed2

well-organized, adjective Unabridged


verb (used with object), organized, organizing.
to form as or into a whole consisting of interdependent or coordinated parts, especially for united action: to organize a committee.
to systematize: to organize the files of an office.
to give organic structure or character to: to organize the elements of a composition.
to enlist or attempt to enlist into a labor union: to organize workers.
to enlist the employees of (a company) into a labor union; unionize: to organize a factory.
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.
to combine in an organized company, party, or the like.
to form a labor union: Management resisted all efforts to organize.
to assume organic structure.
Also, especially British, organise.

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. Unabridged
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organize or organise (ˈɔːɡəˌnaɪz)
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
[C15: from Medieval Latin organizare, from Latin organumorgan]

organized or organised (ˈɔːɡəˌnaɪzd)
1.  planned and controlled on a large scale and involving many people: organized crime
2.  orderly and efficient: a highly organized campaign
3.  (of the workers in a factory or office) belonging to a trade union: organized labour
organised or organised

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Word Origin & History

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
More sophisticated pirates are usually members of organized gangs that may
  commandeer ships and hold crews for ransom.
Student groups, not administrators, organized the programs.
The objects and podcasts are organized into a number of themes.
She was much more organized and structured and much more of a technician.
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