organize Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “organize” in the English Dictionary

"organize" in British English

See all translations

organizeverb [T]

(UK usually organise) uk   /ˈɔː.ɡən.aɪz/  us   /ˈɔːr.ɡən.aɪz/
  • 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 tomeet me at the ​airport.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • organize verb [T] (MAKE A SYSTEM)

B2 to do or ​arrange something ​according to a ​particularsystem: The ​books were organized on the ​shelves according totheirsize.informal My ​mother is always ​trying to organize me (= make me do things in the way she ​likes).

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of organize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"organize" in American English

See all translations

organizeverb [T]

 us   /ˈɔr·ɡəˌnɑɪz/
  • organize verb [T] (PLAN)

to make the ​necessaryplans for something to ​happen; ​arrange: The ​group organizes ​theatertripsonce a ​month. They organized a ​meeting between the ​students and ​teachers.
  • organize verb [T] (MAKE A SYSTEM)

to do or ​arrange something ​according to a ​particularsystem: She had organized her ​work so that she could do some of it at ​home.
organizer
noun [C]  us   /ˈɔr·ɡəˌnɑɪ·zər/
a ​union organizer
(Definition of organize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"organize" in Business English

See all translations

organizeverb

(UK also organise) uk   us   /ˈɔːɡənaɪz/
[T] to do or ​arrange things, ​plans, ​ideas, etc., according to a particular ​system so that they can be used or understood easily: I am ​trying to organize my ​office so I can ​work more ​efficiently. He will need some ​help organizing his ​schedule for the coming month. The ​department is organized into three ​groups, each with its own ​area of ​responsibility.organize sth by sth The ​conferenceprogram is organized by topic.
[T] to make ​arrangements for something to ​happen: This ​event was organized by a ​committee of city ​employees and ​localbusinessowners. She has been ​designated to organize the ​meeting. They had organized a ​car to ​pick me up at the ​airport.
[I or T] HR, WORKPLACE to ​form, ​join, or ​help someone to ​join a tradeunion: Labor ​unions are ​pushing a ​bill in the ​legislature that would make it easier for them to organize.
(Definition of organize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of organize?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“organize” in British English

“organize” in American English

“organize” in Business English

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

sample

a small amount of something that shows you what the rest is or should be like

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More