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Definition of arrange verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they arrange
    he / she / it arranges
    past simple arranged
    -ing form arranging
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to plan or organize something in advance arrange something The party was arranged quickly. We met at six,as arranged. arrange how, where, etc… We've still got to arrange how to get to the airport. arrange to do something Have you arranged to meet him? I arranged to borrow their car for the weekend. arrange for something (to do something) She arranged for a loan from the bank. We arranged for a car to pick us up from the airport. arrange for somebody to do something I arranged for the neighbors to feed the cat while we are away.
  2. 2[transitive] arrange something to put something in a particular order; to make something neat or attractive The books are arranged alphabetically by author. I need to arrange my financial affairs and make a will. She arranged the flowers in a vase.
  3. 3[transitive] arrange something (for something) to write or change a piece of music so that it is suitable for a particular instrument or voice He arranged traditional folk songs for the piano.
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