Meaning of “organize” in the English Dictionary

"organize" in British English

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

"organize" in American English

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organizeverb [ T ]

us /ˈɔr·ɡəˌnɑɪz/

organize verb [ T ] (PLAN)

to make the necessary plans for something to happen; arrange:

The group organizes theater trips once 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 particular system:

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

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organizeverb

UK also organise uk /ˈɔːɡənaɪz/ us

[ 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 conference program is organized by topic.

[ T ] to make arrangements for something to happen:

This event was organized by a committee of city employees and local business owners.
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 trade union:

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)

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