arrange

[uh-reynj]
verb (used with object), arranged, arranging.
1.
to place in proper, desired, or convenient order; adjust properly: to arrange books on a shelf.
2.
to come to an agreement or understanding regarding: The two sides arranged the sale of the property.
3.
to prepare or plan: to arrange the details of a meeting.
4.
Music. to adapt (a composition) for a particular style of performance by voices or instruments.
verb (used without object), arranged, arranging.
5.
to make plans or preparations: They arranged for a conference on Wednesday.
6.
to make a settlement; come to an agreement: to arrange with the coal company for regular deliveries.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English arayngen < Middle French arangier, equivalent to a- a-5 + rangier to range

arrangeable, adjective
arranger, noun
overarrange, verb, overarranged, overarranging.
rearrange, verb, rearranged, rearranging.
rearrangeable, adjective
unarranged, adjective
well-arranged, adjective


1. array; group, sort, dispose; classify.
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arrange (əˈreɪndʒ)
 
vb (for) (often foll by with)
1.  (tr) to put into a proper, systematic, or decorative order
2.  (tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to arrive at an agreement or understanding about; settle
3.  to make plans or preparations in advance (for something): we arranged for her to be met
4.  (tr) to adapt (a musical composition) for performance in a different way, esp on different instruments
5.  (tr) to adapt (a play, etc) for broadcasting
6.  to come to an agreement
 
[C14: from Old French arangier, from a-² + rangier to put in a row, range]
 
ar'rangeable
 
adj
 
ar'ranger
 
n

rearrange (ˌriːəˈreɪndʒ)
 
vb
1.  to put (something) into a new order: to rearrange the lighting
2.  to put (something) back in its original order after it has been displaced
3.  to fix a new date or time for (something postponed): to rearrange a match
 
rear'ranger
 
n
 
rear'rangement
 
n

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Word Origin & History

rearrange
1824, from re- "back, again" + arrange (q.v.).

arrange
late 14c., "to draw up a line of battle," from O.Fr. arrangier, from a- "to" + rangier "set in a row" (Mod.Fr. ranger), from rang "rank," from Frank. *hring. A rare word until the meaning generalized to "to place things in order" c.1780-1800. Musical sense of "adapt for other instruments or voices" is
from 1808.
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Example sentences
Professors can rearrange the order of the included lessons or replace them with
  their own work.
Others have thought about these things carefully and some have decided to
  rearrange their life priorities.
Demographic shifts rearrange patterns of population and create new human
  landscapes.
Most chose to sit idly-unless they were given the chance to rearrange the beads
  instead of to rebuild it as it was.
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