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arrange

verb uk   us   /əˈreɪndʒ/

arrange verb (PLAN)

B1 [I or T] to plan, prepare for, or organize something: I'm trying to arrange my work so that I can have a couple of days off next week. The meeting has been arranged for Wednesday. [+ to infinitive] They arranged to have dinner the following month. I've already arranged with him to meet at the cinema. She's arranged for her son to have swimming lessons. [+ that] I'd deliberately arranged that they should arrive at the same time. [+ question word] We haven't yet arranged when to meet.
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arrange verb (PUT IN POSITION)

B2 [T] to put a group of objects in a particular order: She arranged her birthday cards along the shelf. Who arranged these flowers so beautifully? His books are neatly arranged in alphabetical order.
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arrange verb (MUSIC)

[T] to make changes to a piece of music so that it can be played in a different way, for example by a particular instrument: Beethoven's fifth symphony has been arranged for the piano.
arranger
noun [C] uk   /əˈreɪn.dʒər/  us   /-dʒɚ/
a flower arranger The famous jazz musician Duke Ellington was a composer, arranger, and pianist.
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