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Meaning of “arrange” in the English Dictionary

"arrange" in British English

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arrangeverb

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 forWednesday. [+ to infinitive] They arranged to have ​dinner the ​followingmonth. I've already arranged with him tomeet at the ​cinema. She's arranged for her ​son to have ​swimminglessons. [+ 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 ​particularorder: She arranged her ​birthdaycards along the ​shelf. Who arranged these ​flowers so ​beautifully? His ​books are neatly arranged in ​alphabeticalorder.

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arranger
noun [C] uk   /əˈreɪn.dʒər/  us   /-dʒɚ/
a ​flower arranger The ​famousjazzmusician Duke Ellington was a ​composer, arranger, and ​pianist.
(Definition of arrange from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"arrange" in American English

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arrangeverb

 us   /əˈreɪndʒ/
  • arrange verb (PLAN)

[I/T] to ​plan or make preparations for something or for something to ​happen: [T] He arranged a ​meeting between the two ​leaders. [+ to infinitive] My ​friends arranged to ​eat with me. [I] Shelly arranged for the ​publication of her ​thesis.
  • arrange verb (PUT IN POSITION)

[T] to put something in a ​particularorder: We arranged the ​chairs in a ​circle. Books should be arranged ​alphabetically by ​author.
  • arrange verb (WRITE MUSIC)

[T] to write the ​parts of a ​piece of ​music so that it can be ​played by a ​particularinstrument or ​instruments
arranger
noun [C]  us   /əˈreɪn·dʒər/
Ellington was a ​composer, arranger, and ​pianist.
(Definition of arrange from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"arrange" in Business English

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arrangeverb [I or T]

uk   us   /əˈreɪndʒ/
to ​plan, prepare, or ​organize something: The outing was arranged by the ​firm as ​part of a team-building ​exercise.arrange an appointment/loan/meeting, etc. Industry ​leaders hastily arranged a ​meeting with city ​officials.arrange for sth The ​bank arranged for the ​sale of $1.2 ​billion of ​consumerloans.arrange for sb to do sth We can also arrange for you to receive ​specialisttaxadvice.arrange to do sth Clients can arrange to discuss their ​finances at any ​time.
(Definition of arrange from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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