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orchestrate

verb [T]  /ˈɔr·kəˌstreɪt/ us  
to plan and organize something carefully and sometimes secretly in order to achieve a desired result: The White House orchestrated a series of events to showcase the president on the global stage.
to arrange or write a piece of music to be played by an orchestra
orchestration
noun [C/U]  /ˌɔr·kəˈstreɪ·ʃən/ us  
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