stage - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlestaging
past tensestaged
past participlestaged
  1. 1
    to organize an event

    You cannot stage a Verdi opera without a chorus.

    The protest was a well-planned and carefully staged affair.

  2. 2
    to be the place where an event happens

    the city that so successfully staged the 2000 Olympics