Definition of organize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also -ise) verb
    BrE BrE//ˈɔːɡənaɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrɡənaɪz//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they organize
    BrE BrE//ˈɔːɡənaɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrɡənaɪz//
    he / she / it organizes
    BrE BrE//ˈɔːɡənaɪzɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrɡənaɪzɪz//
    past simple organized
    BrE BrE//ˈɔːɡənaɪzd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrɡənaɪzd//
    past participle organized
    BrE BrE//ˈɔːɡənaɪzd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrɡənaɪzd//
    -ing form organizing
    BrE BrE//ˈɔːɡənaɪzɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrɡənaɪzɪŋ//
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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/somebody’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
  5. see also disorganized
    Word Originlate Middle English: from medieval Latin organizare, from Latin organum ‘instrument, tool’, from Greek organon ‘tool, instrument, sense organ’.Extra examples They organized the festival jointly with the French cultural service. We need to organize the work according to the availability and skills of each volunteer. We’re organizing the evening around a Japanese theme. He was excluded from the talks, which he had helped to organize. I’ve organized a lot of school trips. It was difficult to organize a meeting at a time that suited everyone. The committee will organize the food for the reception. The festival was organized jointly with their French counterparts. The president’s aides quickly organized a press conference. The series of lectures was organized by a group of city economists. The students are organizing a protest march. Who’s organizing the event?
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: organize