- 1 [transitive, intransitive] to plan or organize something in advance arrange something The party was arranged quickly. She arranged a loan with the bank. Can I arrange an appointment for Monday? 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? arrange that… I've arranged that we can borrow their car. arrange for something (to do something) We arranged for a car to collect us from the airport. arrange with somebody (about something) I've arranged with the neighbours about feeding the cat while we are away. More Like This Verbs usually followed by infinitives afford, agree, appear, arrange, attempt, beg, choose, consent, decide, expect, fail, happen, hesitate, hope, intend, learn, manage, mean, neglect, offer, prepare, pretend, promise, refuse, swear, try, want, wishSee worksheet.
- 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 must arrange my financial affairs and make a will. She arranged the flowers in a vase.
- 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. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French arangier, from a- (from Latin ad
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BrE BrE//əˈreɪndʒ//; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪndʒ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they arrange
BrE BrE//əˈreɪndʒ//; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪndʒ//he / she / it arranges
BrE BrE//əˈreɪndʒɪz//; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪndʒɪz//past simple arranged
BrE BrE//əˈreɪndʒd//; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪndʒd//past participle arranged
BrE BrE//əˈreɪndʒd//; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪndʒd//-ing form arranging
BrE BrE//əˈreɪndʒɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪndʒɪŋ//