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verb arrange pronunciation in American English /əˈreɪndʒ/
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present participlearranging
past tensearranged
past participlearranged
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to make plans for something to happen, for example by agreeing a time and place

    I’m trying to arrange a meeting with their sales director.

    We’re flying out on the 18th – it’s all arranged.

    arrange for someone to do something:

    Please arrange for a cab to pick me up at six.

    arrange to do something:

    They arranged to go swimming the following day.

    arrange that:

    It was arranged that he’d meet us at 9:00.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to plan and manage the details of a project or event that involves many people

    Who is arranging the wedding?

    A helicopter food drop is being arranged by the Red Cross.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to put things in a neat, attractive, or useful order

    Here is the list arranged chronologically.

    We’ll need to arrange the chairs around the table.


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