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 for organize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Organize \Or"gan*ize\ ([^o]r"gan*[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Organized ([^o]r"gan*[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Organizing ([^o]r"gan*[imac]*z[i^]ng).] [Cf. F. organiser,
     Gr. 'organi`zein. See Organ.]
     1. (Biol.) To furnish with organs; to give an organic
        structure to; to endow with capacity for the functions of
        life; as, an organized being; organized matter; -- in this
        sense used chiefly in the past participle.
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              These nobler faculties of the mind, matter organized
              could never produce.                  --Ray.
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     2. To arrange or constitute in parts, each having a special
        function, act, office, or relation; to systematize; to get
        into working order; -- applied to products of the human
        intellect, or to human institutions and undertakings, as a
        science, a government, an army, a war, etc.
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              This original and supreme will organizes the
              government.                           --Cranch.
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     3. (Mus.) To sing in parts; as, to organize an anthem. [R.]
        --Busby.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  organize
      v 1: create (as an entity); "social groups form everywhere";
           "They formed a company" [syn: form, organize,
           organise]
      2: cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to
         some principle or idea [syn: organize, organise] [ant:
         disorganise, disorganize]
      3: plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the
         robbery" [syn: mastermind, engineer, direct,
         organize, organise, orchestrate]
      4: bring order and organization to; "Can you help me organize my
         files?" [syn: organize, organise, coordinate]
      5: arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate
         a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the
         director's office" [syn: organize, organise, prepare,
         devise, get up, machinate]
      6: form or join a union; "The auto workers decided to unionize"
         [syn: unionize, unionise, organize, organise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  152 Moby Thesaurus words for "organize":
     adjust, affiliate, ally, arrange, array, assemble, associate,
     band together, be in cahoots, begin, build, build up, bunch,
     bunch up, cabal, calculate, cast, catalogue, categorize,
     cement a union, centralize, chart, classify, club, club together,
     codify, combine, come together, compose, concert, confederate,
     consist of, consociate, conspire, constitute, construct, contrive,
     cool off, coordinate, couple, create, cut out, deploy, design,
     develop, devise, dispose, effect, effectuate, embody, enter into,
     establish, fabricate, federalize, federate, figure, fix, forecast,
     form, found, frame, gang, gang up, go in partners,
     go in partnership, go into, grade, group, harmonize, hierarchize,
     hook up with, inaugurate, incept, incorporate, initiate, install,
     institute, integrate, intend, join, join forces,
     join fortunes with, join together, join up with, join with,
     lay out, lay plans, league, line up, make, make a projection,
     make arrangements, make up, marry, marshal, materialize, merge in,
     methodize, mix, muster, normalize, order, originate, pacify, pair,
     pair off, partner, piece together, plan, plan ahead, prearrange,
     program, project, put together, quiet, rally, rank, rationalize,
     realize, regularize, regulate, routinize, schedule, schematize,
     set up, settle, shape, sort out, stand together, stand up with,
     standardize, start, structure, synchronize, synthesize,
     systematize, systemize, tabulate, team up with, team with,
     throw in with, tie in with, tie up with, tranquilize, tune,
     tune up, unionize, unite in, unite with, wed, work out, work up
  
  

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