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"arrange" in English

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uk /əˈreɪndʒ/ 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.
noun [ C ] uk /əˈreɪn.dʒər/ us /əˈreɪn.dʒɚ/

a flower arranger
The famous jazz musician 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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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 particular order:

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 particular instrument or instruments

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 /əˈreɪndʒ/ us

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 consumer loans.
arrange for sb to do sth We can also arrange for you to receive specialist tax advice.
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)