verb (-ranged; -ranging) Etymology: Middle English arangen, from Middle French arenger, from a- + renger to set in ranks, from renc, ranc row — more at rank Date: 1638 transitive verb 1. to put into a proper order or into a correct or suitable sequence, relationship, or adjustment <
arrange flowers in a vase
arrange cards alphabetically
2. to make preparations for ; plan <
arranged a reception for the visitor
3. a. to adapt (a musical composition) by scoring for voices or instruments other than those for which originally written b. orchestrate 4. to bring about an agreement or understanding concerning ; settle <
arrange an exchange of war prisoners
intransitive verb 1. to bring about an agreement or understanding <
arranged to have a table at the restaurant
2. to make preparations ; plan <
arranged for a vacation with his family
Synonyms: see orderarranger noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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