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organize

verb [T] uk ( UK usually organise)   /ˈɔː.ɡən.aɪz/ us    /ˈɔːr-/

organize verb [T] (ARRANGE)

B1 to make arrangements for something to happen: They organized a meeting between the teachers and students. [+ to infinitive] UK She had organized a car to meet me at the airport.
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organize verb [T] (MAKE A SYSTEM)

B2 to do or arrange something according to a particular system: The books were organized on the shelves according to their size. informal My mother is always trying to organize me (= make me do things in the way she likes).
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Translations of “organize”
in Korean 구성하다…
in Arabic يُنَظِّم…
in French organiser, (se) syndiquer…
in Turkish planlamak, düzenlemek, tertiplemek…
in Italian organizzare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 安排, 組織, 籌劃…
in Russian организовывать…
in Polish organizować…
in Spanish organizar…
in Portuguese organizar, ordenar…
in German organisieren…
in Catalan organitzar…
in Japanese 企画する, 組織する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 安排, 组织, 筹划…
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