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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arranging - the act of arranging and adapting a piece of musicarranging - the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music
rearrangement - changing an arrangement
composing, composition - musical creation
orchestration, instrumentation - the act of arranging a piece of music for an orchestra and assigning parts to the different musical instruments
orchestration - an arrangement of events that attempts to achieve a maximum effect; "the skillful orchestration of his political campaign"
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References in classic literature ?
Princess Shtcherbatskaya had herself been married thirty years ago, her aunt arranging the match.
The season was drawing to its dusty end, and everyone I knew was arranging to go away.
Damon said," he went on while arranging his papers, "he met me on the train, and he was so taken by the story of the idol of gold that he agreed to accompany me to Central America."
The old warrior himself was arranging in round balls the two grey locks of hair that were suffered to grow from the crown of his head; his earrings and spear, both well polished, lay beside him, while the highly decorative pair of shoes hung suspended from a projecting cane against the side of the house.
His brown hair was somewhat tumbled; for, while the ancient sculptors are said to have known eighteen methods of arranging Minerva's tresses, Passepartout was familiar with but one of dressing his own: three strokes of a large-tooth comb completed his toilet.
Wilcox, the president of G.S Wilcox & Co., and Albert Raymond, were responsible for arranging a $7,700,000 loan in Bordentown, NJ.