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3 definitions found
 for arrange
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Arrange \Ar*range"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arranged; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Arranging.] [OE. arayngen, OF. arengier, F.
     arranger, fr. a (L. ad) + OF. rengier, rangier, F. ranger.
     See Range, v. t.]
     1. To put in proper order; to dispose (persons, or parts) in
        the manner intended, or best suited for the purpose; as,
        troops arranged for battle.
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              So [they] came to the market place, and there he
              arranged his men in the streets.      --Berners.
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              [They] were beginning to arrange their hampers.
                                                    --Boswell.
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              A mechanism previously arranged.      --Paley.
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     2. To adjust or settle; to prepare; to determine; as, to
        arrange the preliminaries of an undertaking.
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     Syn: Adjust; adapt; range; dispose; classify.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  arrange
      v 1: put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books
           on the shelves in chronological order" [syn: arrange,
           set up] [ant: disarrange]
      2: make arrangements for; "Can you arrange a meeting with the
         President?" [syn: arrange, fix up]
      3: plan, organize, and carry out (an event); "the neighboring
         tribe staged an invasion" [syn: stage, arrange]
      4: set (printed matter) into a specific format; "Format this
         letter so it can be printed out" [syn: format, arrange]
      5: arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding" [syn:
         dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe,
         coiffure]
      6: adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to
         music" [syn: arrange, set]
      7: arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; "arrange my
         schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with
         those of bygone times" [syn: arrange, set up, put,
         order]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  151 Moby Thesaurus words for "arrange":
     accommodate, adapt, adjust, align, alphabetize, analyze, array,
     assort, blend, blueprint, break down, bring about, bring to terms,
     calculate, cast, catalog, categorize, chart, choreograph, class,
     classify, clear for action, clear the decks, close, close with,
     codify, compose, concert, conclude, contrive, cool off, cure,
     cut out, decide, deploy, design, determine, devise, digest,
     dispose, divide, dope out, dress, figure, file, fix, fix up,
     forecast, form, frame, get ready, grade, group, harmonize,
     hierarchize, index, instrument, instrumentate, integrate, intend,
     lay out, lay plans, line up, list, make a projection,
     make an adaptation, make arrangements, make peace,
     make preparations, make ready, make up, manipulate, map out,
     marshal, melodize, methodize, mobilize, musicalize, normalize,
     orchestrate, order, organize, pacify, pigeonhole, place, plan,
     plan ahead, position, prearrange, predetermine, prep, prepare,
     pretreat, process, program, project, provide, put in order,
     put in shape, put to music, put to rights, quiet, range, rank,
     rate, rationalize, ready, ready up, reduce to order, regularize,
     regulate, right, routinize, schedule, schematize, scheme, score,
     set, set in order, set out, set to music, set to rights, set up,
     settle, settle preliminaries, settle with, shape, sort, sort out,
     standardize, straighten out, structure, subdivide, symphonize,
     synthesize, systematize, tabulate, tan, tranquilize, transcribe,
     transpose, treat, trim, try out, type, unify, unsnarl,
     whip into shape, work out, work up, write
  
  

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