arrange


arrange
[[t]əre͟ɪnʤ[/t]]
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arranges, arranging, arranged
1) VERB If you arrange an event or meeting, you make plans for it to happen.

[V n] She arranged an appointment for Friday afternoon at four-fifteen...

[V n] This time it was a friend ringing to try to arrange a fishing trip in Scotland...

[V-ed] The Russian leader threw the carefully arranged welcome into chaos.

2) VERB If you arrange with someone to do something, you make plans with them to do it.

[V to-inf] I've arranged to see him on Friday morning...

[it be V-ed that] It was arranged that the party would gather for lunch in the Royal Garden Hotel...

[V for n to-inf] He had arranged for the boxes to be stored until they could be collected. [Also V that]

3) VERB If you arrange something for someone, you make it possible for them to have it or to do it.

[V for n to-inf] I will arrange for someone to take you round...

[V for n] The hotel manager will arrange for a baby-sitter...

[V n] I've arranged your hotels for you...

[be V-ed] Transport is not included but can be arranged.

4) VERB If you arrange things somewhere, you place them in a particular position, usually in order to make them look attractive or tidy.

[V n] When she has a little spare time she enjoys arranging dried flowers...

[V n prep] He started to arrange the books in piles...

[V n prep] A number of seats have been arranged in front of the painting.

5) VERB: usu passive If a piece of music is arranged by someone, it is changed or adapted so that it is suitable for particular instruments or voices, or for a particular performance.

[be V-ed] The songs were arranged by another well-known bass player, Ron Carter.


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