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place in a certain order; adjust properly; array, group, sort, classify: Arrange the cards in alphabetical order.
Not to be confused with:
arraign – call before a court to answer to an indictment; to accuse or charge: They will arraign the suspect in the morning.
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v. ar·ranged, ar·rang·ing, ar·rang·es
1. To put into a specific order or relation; dispose: arrange shoes in a neat row.
2. To plan or prepare for: arrange a picnic.
3. To bring about or come to an agreement concerning; settle: Have the bride and groom arranged the date of the wedding?
4. Music To adapt or rework (a composition) for other instruments or voices or as another style of performance.
1. To come to an agreement: arrange with a friend for a ride to work.
2. To cause something to happen or make plans for something to happen: arrange for a big wedding.

[Middle English arengen, from Old French arengier : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + rengier, to put in a line (from reng, rank (of warriors), line, of Germanic origin; see sker- in Indo-European roots).]

ar·rang′er n.
Synonyms: arrange, marshal, order, organize, sort, systematize
These verbs mean to distribute or dispose persons or things properly or methodically: arranged the students alphabetically by last name; marshaled all relevant facts for the presentation; ordered my chaotic life; organized her desk; sorted the sweaters by color; systematized his coin collection by country and date.
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1. (tr) to put into a proper, systematic, or decorative order
2. (tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to arrive at an agreement or understanding about; settle
3. (when intr, often foll by for; when tr, may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to make plans or preparations in advance (for something): we arranged for her to be met.
4. (Music, other) (tr) to adapt (a musical composition) for performance in a different way, esp on different instruments
5. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (tr) to adapt (a play, etc) for broadcasting
6. (often foll by: with) to come to an agreement
[C14: from Old French arangier, from a-2 + rangier to put in a row, range]
arˈrangeable adj
arˈranger n
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v. -ranged, -rang•ing. v.t.
1. to place in proper, desired, or convenient order.
2. to come to an agreement or understanding regarding.
3. to prepare or plan.
4. to adapt (a musical work) for particular instrumentation.
5. to make plans or preparations: They arranged for a conference.
6. to come to an agreement: to arrange for regular service.
[1325–75; < Middle French arangier=a- a-5 + rangier range]
ar•range′a•ble, adj.
ar•rang′er, n.
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1. 'manage'

If you manage to do something, you succeed in doing it.

Manuel managed to finish the work on time.
How did you manage to convince her?

Be Careful!
Use a to-infinitive, not an -ing form, after manage. Don't say, for example, 'How did you manage convincing her?'

2. 'arrange'

Don't use a that-clause after manage. Don't say, for example, that you 'manage that something is done'. Say that you arrange for something to be done.

He had arranged for me to be met at the airport.

Don't say that you 'manage that someone does something'. Say that you arrange for someone to do something.

I had arranged for a photographer to take pictures of the team.
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Past participle: arranged
Gerund: arranging

I arrange
you arrange
he/she/it arranges
we arrange
you arrange
they arrange
I arranged
you arranged
he/she/it arranged
we arranged
you arranged
they arranged
Present Continuous
I am arranging
you are arranging
he/she/it is arranging
we are arranging
you are arranging
they are arranging
Present Perfect
I have arranged
you have arranged
he/she/it has arranged
we have arranged
you have arranged
they have arranged
Past Continuous
I was arranging
you were arranging
he/she/it was arranging
we were arranging
you were arranging
they were arranging
Past Perfect
I had arranged
you had arranged
he/she/it had arranged
we had arranged
you had arranged
they had arranged
I will arrange
you will arrange
he/she/it will arrange
we will arrange
you will arrange
they will arrange
Future Perfect
I will have arranged
you will have arranged
he/she/it will have arranged
we will have arranged
you will have arranged
they will have arranged
Future Continuous
I will be arranging
you will be arranging
he/she/it will be arranging
we will be arranging
you will be arranging
they will be arranging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been arranging
you have been arranging
he/she/it has been arranging
we have been arranging
you have been arranging
they have been arranging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been arranging
you will have been arranging
he/she/it will have been arranging
we will have been arranging
you will have been arranging
they will have been arranging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been arranging
you had been arranging
he/she/it had been arranging
we had been arranging
you had been arranging
they had been arranging
I would arrange
you would arrange
he/she/it would arrange
we would arrange
you would arrange
they would arrange
Past Conditional
I would have arranged
you would have arranged
he/she/it would have arranged
we would have arranged
you would have arranged
they would have arranged
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.arrange - put into a proper or systematic orderarrange - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
regularise, regularize - make regular or more regular; "regularize the heart beat with a pace maker"
order - place in a certain order; "order the photos chronologically"
order - bring order to or into; "Order these files"
straighten - make straight or straighter; "Straighten this post"; "straighten hair"
rearrange - put into a new order or arrangement; "Please rearrange these files"; "rearrange the furniture in my room"
serialise, serialize - arrange serially; "Serialize the numbers"
alphabetise, alphabetize - arrange in alphabetical order; "Alphabetize the list"
coordinate, organise, organize - bring order and organization to; "Can you help me organize my files?"
stratify - form layers or strata; "The rock stratifies"
string, thread, draw - thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries"
marshal - arrange in logical order; "marshal facts or arguments"
string - stretch out or arrange like a string
string out, spread out - set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series; "the houses were strung out in a long row"
preen, plume - clean with one's bill; "The birds preened"
stack - arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances; "stack the deck of cards"
chain - connect or arrange into a chain by linking
geminate, pair - arrange in pairs; "Pair these numbers"
concord - arrange the words of a text so as to create a concordance; "The team concorded several thousand nouns, verbs, and adjectives"
cascade - arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible
settle - arrange or fix in the desired order; "She settled the teacart"
pyramid - arrange or build up as if on the base of a pyramid
corral - arrange wagons so that they form a corral
catenate, catenulate - arrange in a series of rings or chains, as for spores
decorate, dress - provide with decoration; "dress the windows"
array, lay out, set out, range - lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line; "lay out the clothes"; "lay out the arguments"
wad, compact, pack, bundle - compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
pile, stack, heap - arrange in stacks; "heap firewood around the fireplace"; "stack your books up on the shelves"
stagger, distribute - to arrange in a systematic order; "stagger the chairs in the lecture hall"
drape - arrange in a particular way; "drape a cloth"
drape - place casually; "The cat draped herself on the sofa"
set - fix in a border; "The goldsmith set the diamond"
gradate - arrange according to grades; "These lines are gradated"
line up - form a line; "The buildings all line up neatly"
disarrange - destroy the arrangement or order of; "My son disarranged the papers on my desk"
2.arrange - make arrangements forarrange - make arrangements for; "Can you arrange a meeting with the President?"
agree, concur, concord, hold - be in accord; be in agreement; "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point"
firm up - arrange firmly; "firm up one's plans"
concord - arrange by concord or agreement; "Concord the conditions for the marriage of the Prince of Wales with a commoner"
settle - dispose of; make a financial settlement
3.arrange - plan, organize, and carry out (an event); "the neighboring tribe staged an invasion"
initiate, pioneer - take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
dogfight - arrange for an illegal dogfight
tee up - make detailed arrangements or preparations
phase - arrange in phases or stages; "phase a withdrawal"
4.arrange - set (printed matter) into a specific formatarrange - set (printed matter) into a specific format; "Format this letter so it can be printed out"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
indent - set in from the margin; "Indent the paragraphs of a letter"
rubricate - furnish with rubrics or regulate by rubrics; "the manuscript is not rubricated"
5.arrange - arrange attractivelyarrange - arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
bob - cut hair in the style of a bob; "Bernice bobs her hair these days!"
wave - set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
neaten, groom - care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed"
groom, curry, dress - give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"
6.arrange - adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to music"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
prearrange - arrange beforehand
compose, write - write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
put - adapt; "put these words to music"
transpose - put (a piece of music) into another key
tabularise, tabularize, tabulate, table - arrange or enter in tabular form
7.arrange - arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
contemporise, contemporize, synchronise, synchronize - arrange or represent events so that they co-occur; "synchronize biblical events"
phrase - divide, combine, or mark into phrases; "phrase a musical passage"
organize, organise - cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


1. plan, agree, prepare, determine, schedule, organize, construct, devise, contrive, fix up She arranged an appointment for Friday afternoon.
3. adapt, score, orchestrate, harmonize, instrument The songs were arranged by a well-known pianist.
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1. To put into a deliberate order:
2. To combine and adapt in order to attain a particular effect:
3. To plan the details or arrangements of:
4. To bring about or come to an agreement concerning:
5. To put into correct or conclusive form:
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يُرَتِّبُيُرَتِّبيُرَتِّبُيُعيد التَّوزيع الموسيقييُنَظِّم
arrangereordnesættebearbejdeblive enig om
raîaundirbúaútsetja; raddsetja
...을 미리 준비하다배열하다
düzenlemekkararlaştırmakuyarlamakaranjman yapmak
sắp xếpthu xếp


1. (= put into order) [+ books, thoughts] → ordenar; [+ hair, flowers] → arreglar
to arrange one's affairsponer sus asuntos en orden
how did we arrange matters last time?¿cómo lo organizamos la última vez?
2. (= place) [+ furniture, chairs] → disponer, colocar
how is the room arranged?¿qué disposición tienen los muebles?
3. (= plan) → planear, fijar; [+ meeting] → organizar; [+ schedule, programme] → acordar
to arrange a partyorganizar una fiesta
everything is arrangedtodo está arreglado
"to be arranged""por determinar"
it was arranged thatse quedó en que ...
have you anything arranged for tomorrow?¿tienes planes para mañana?, ¿tienes algún compromiso mañana?
a marriage has been arranged betweense ha concertado la boda de ...
I've arranged a surprise for tonighthe preparado una sorpresa para esta noche
to arrange a time forfijar una hora para
what did you arrange with him?¿en qué quedaste con él?
4. (Mus) → adaptar, hacer los arreglos de
B. VI to arrange to do sthquedar en hacer algo
I arranged to meet him at the cafequedé en verlo or quedé con él en el café
I have arranged to see him tonightquedamos en vernos esta noche, he quedado con él esta noche
to arrange with sb to + INFINponerse de acuerdo con algn para que + subjun
to arrange with sb thatconvenir con algn en que + subjun
I have arranged for you to golo he arreglado para que vayas
can you arrange for my luggage to be sent up?por favor, (haga) que me suban el equipaje
can you arrange for him to replace you?¿puedes arreglarlo para que te sustituya?
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(= organize) [+ holiday, party, funeral] → organiser; [+ accomodation, flights] → organiser; [+ interview, meeting, appointment, visit, programme] → convenir de
to arrange a meeting → convenir d'un rendez-vous
Can we arrange a meeting? → Pouvons-nous convenir d'un rendez-vous?
to arrange a party → organiser une fête
it was arranged that ... → il a été convenu que ..., il a été décidé que ...
(= put, place) [+ seats] → disposer; [+ room, clothes] → arranger
to arrange sth in piles → ranger qch en piles
[+ flowers] → arranger
[+ song, piece of music] → arranger
to be arranged by sb [piece of music] → être arrangé(e) par qn
[+ finance, mortgage] → obtenir
to arrange to do sth → prévoir de faire qch
They arranged to go out together on Friday → Ils ont prévu de sortir ensemble vendredi.
We have arranged for a car to pick you up → Nous avons prévu qu'une voiture vienne vous prendre.
to arrange for sth to be done → faire en sorte que qch soit faitarranged marriage nmariage m arrangé
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(= order)ordnen; furniture, objectsaufstellen, hinstellen; items in a collection, books in library etcanordnen; flowersarrangieren; roomeinrichten; (fig) thoughtsordnen; I don’t want you arranging my life for meich will nicht, dass du mein Leben planst
(= fix, see to)vereinbaren, ausmachen; detailsregeln; partyarrangieren; to arrange a mortgage for somebodyjdm eine Hypothek beschaffen; I’ll arrange for you to meet himich arrangiere für Sie ein Treffen mit ihm; I have arranged for a car to pick you upich habe Ihnen einen Wagen besorgt, der Sie mitnimmt; can you arrange an interview with the President for me?können Sie mir ein Interview mit dem Präsidenten besorgen?; we need some more glasses — I’ll arrange thates sind nicht genug Gläser da — das mache or reg(e)le (inf)ich; his manager wants to arrange another fight next monthsein Manager will nächsten Monat noch einen Kampf ansetzen; to arrange a sale/marriageeinen Verkauf/die Ehe vereinbaren; an arranged marriageeine arrangierte Ehe; I’ll arrange the drinks, you get the foodich besorge die Getränke, und du kümmerst dich um das Essen; if you could arrange to be ill that morning/there at fivewenn du es so einrichten kannst, dass du an dem Morgen krank/um fünf Uhr da bist; I think I could arrange thatich glaube, das lässt sich machen or einrichten; that’s easily arrangeddas lässt sich leicht einrichten or arrangieren (inf); how can we arrange it so it looks like an accident?wie können wir es machen or drehen (inf), → dass es wie ein Unfall aussieht?; they’d obviously arranged things between themselves before the meeting startedsie hatten die Dinge offenbar vor Beginn des Treffens untereinander abgesprochen
(= settle, decide on)vereinbaren, abmachen; nothing definite has been arranged yetes ist noch nichts Verbindliches vereinbart worden; a meeting has been arranged for next monthnächsten Monat ist ein Treffen angesetzt; good, that’s arranged thengut, das ist abgemacht!; I don’t like having things arranged for meich habe es nicht gern, wenn man Dinge für mich entscheidet; but you arranged to meet me!aber du wolltest dich doch mit mir treffen!
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1. vt
a. (put into order, books, thoughts, furniture) → sistemare, ordinare; (hair) → acconciare; (flowers) → sistemare
b. (Mus) → adattare, arrangiare
c. (decide on, meeting) → combinare, organizzare; (date) → stabilire, fissare; (programme) → stabilire, preparare
to arrange a time for → stabilire or fissare una data per
everything is arranged → è tutto a posto
it was arranged that ... → è stato deciso or stabilito che...
what did you arrange with him? → per or su che cosa siete rimasti d'accordo?
to arrange to do sth → mettersi d'accordo per fare qc
2. vimettersi d'accordo, combinare
to arrange for sth/for sb to do sth → organizzare or predisporre qc/che qn faccia qc
we have arranged for a taxi to pick you up → la faremo venire a prendere da un taxi
I have arranged for you to go → ho dato disposizione in modo che lei vada
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(əˈreindʒ) verb
1. to put in some sort of order. Arrange these books in alphabetical order; She arranged the flowers in a vase.
2. to plan or make decisions (about future events). We have arranged a meeting for next week; I have arranged to meet him tomorrow.
3. to make (a piece of music) suitable for particular voices or instruments. music arranged for choir and orchestra.
arˈrangement noun
I like the arrangement of the furniture; flower-arrangements; They've finally come to some sort of arrangement about sharing expenses; a new arrangement for guitar and orchestra.
arˈrangements noun plural
plans; preparations. Have you made any arrangments for a meeting with him?; funeral arrangements.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


يُرَتِّبُ, يُرَتِّبُ upravit, zorganizovat arrangere, ordne arrangieren, ordnen κανονίζω, τακτοποιώ arreglar, disponer, ordenar, organizar järjestää arranger, disposer posložiti, prirediti organizzare, sistemare ・・・を並べる, 手配する ...을 미리 준비하다, 배열하다 opruimen, regelen arrangere, sortere ułożyć, zaplanować arrumar, organizar организовывать, упорядочить ordna จัด, จัดเตรียม düzenlemek sắp xếp, thu xếp 安排, 布置
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vt. arreglar, colocar, poner en su sitio.
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References in classic literature ?
It's the young people have to marry; and not their parents; and so we ought to leave the young people to arrange it as they choose." It was very easy for anyone to say that who had no daughters, but the princess realized that in the process of getting to know each other, her daughter might fall in love, and fall in love with someone who did not care to marry her or who was quite unfit to be her husband.
Lecount or her master to yourself -- I wish you to arrange immediately for my residing
And as for the money part, Ned will arrange that for you.