organize
verb (-nized; -nizing) Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to cause to develop an organic structure 2. to form into a coherent unity or functioning whole ; integrate <
trying to organize her thoughts
>
3. a. to set up an administrative structure for b. to persuade to associate in an organization; especially unionize 4. to arrange by systematic planning and united effort intransitive verb 1. to undergo physical or organic organization 2. to arrange elements into a whole of interdependent parts 3. to form an organization; specifically to form or persuade workers to join a union Synonyms: see orderorganizable adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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