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Definition of organize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they organize
    he / she / it organizes
    past simple organized
    -ing form organizing
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  1. 1[transitive] organize something to arrange for something to happen or to be provided to organize a meeting/party/trip I'll invite people if you can organize food and drinks.
  2. 2[transitive] organize something to arrange something or the parts of something into a particular order or structure Modern computers can organize large amounts of data very quickly. You should try and organize your time better. We do not fully understand how the brain is organized.
  3. 3[transitive] organize yourself/somebody to plan your/someone's work and activities in an efficient way I'm sure you don't need me to organize you.
  4. 4[transitive, intransitive] organize (somebody/yourself) (into something) to form a group of people with a shared aim, especially a union or political party the right of workers to organize themselves into unions see also disorganized
noun the organizers of the festival see also personal organizer
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: organize