- 1orchestrate something to arrange a piece of music in parts so that it can be played by an orchestra
- 2orchestrate something to organize a complicated plan or event very carefully or secretly synonym stage-manage a carefully orchestrated publicity campaign The group is accused of orchestrating violence at demonstrations. Word Origin late 19th cent.: from orchestra, perhaps suggested by French orchestrer.Extra examples The party was accused of orchestrating violence at demonstrations. The plan was secretly orchestrated by some of his top advisors. They accused the US of trying to orchestrate a civil crisis.
BrE BrE//ˈɔːkɪstreɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrkɪstreɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they orchestrate
BrE BrE//ˈɔːkɪstreɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrkɪstreɪt//he / she / it orchestrates
BrE BrE//ˈɔːkɪstreɪts//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrkɪstreɪts//past simple orchestrated
BrE BrE//ˈɔːkɪstreɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrkɪstreɪtɪd//past participle orchestrated
BrE BrE//ˈɔːkɪstreɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrkɪstreɪtɪd//-ing form orchestrating
BrE BrE//ˈɔːkɪstreɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrkɪstreɪtɪŋ//