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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-/
  • 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.

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  • 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).

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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 ​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

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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)
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