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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: arangier, from rengier 'to put in a row', from reng 'row'

arrange

verb
     
Related topics: Music
ar‧range S2 W2
1 [intransitive and transitive] to organize or make plans for something such as a meeting, party, or trip:
Contact your local branch to arrange an appointment.
I'd like to arrange a business loan.
arrange to do something
Have you arranged to meet Mark this weekend?
arrange something with somebody
Beth arranged a meeting with the marketing director.
arrange when/where/how etc
We still have to arrange how to get home.
arrange that
We had arranged that I would go for the weekend.
Matthew arrived at 2 o'clock as arranged.
2 [intransitive and transitive] to make it possible for someone to have or do something
arrange for something
The company will arrange for a taxi to meet you at the airport.
arrange for somebody to do something
Dave arranged for someone to drive him home.
3 [transitive] to put a group of things or people in a particular order or position:
Ben arranged the flowers in a vase.
The list is arranged alphabetically.
arrange something in pairs/groups etc
The children were arranged in lines according to height.
4 [transitive]APM to write or change a piece of music so that it is suitable for a particular instrument
arrange something for something
a symphony arranged for the piano

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