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To make plans or arrangements - thesaurus

Synonyms

plan

verb

to think carefully about a series of actions that you need to take in order to achieve something

arrange

verb

to make plans for something to happen, for example by agreeing a time and place

organize

verb

to prepare or arrange an activity or event

draw up

to prepare and write something such as a document or plan

map out

to plan in detail how something will happen

think ahead

to make plans about things that will or may happen in the future, so that you will be prepared for them

fix

verb

to arrange for something to happen

finalize

verb

to make the final decisions or arrangements concerning something

orchestrate

verb

to plan and organize a complicated event or course of action, especially without being noticed, so that it achieves the result you want

dream up

to think of a new idea or plan, especially one that is silly or unusual

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broker

verb

to arrange the details of a deal, plan etc so that everyone can agree to it

buy

verb

to do something in order to get more time to do or finish something else

chart

verb

to plan a journey or course of action

choreograph

verb

to carefully plan or organize a complicated event or activity

conclude

verb

formal to officially make something such as a deal or an agreement

engineer

verb

to arrange for something to happen, especially in a useful and skilful way

facilitate

verb

formal to make it possible or easier for something to happen

finalise

a British spelling of finalize

fix up

to arrange for something to happen

formalise

a British spelling of formalize

formalize

verb

to make something such as a plan, system, or agreement official

formulate

verb

to develop a plan, system, or proposal carefully, thinking about all of its details

frame

verb

to develop or make up something such as a plan or law

gear

verb

to prepare something or make it suitable for a particular situation, group, or use

gear up

to prepare yourself, or to prepare something for an activity or event

get (someone) ready

to prepare yourself or someone else to do something

have

verb

to arrange for something to be done or for someone to do something

have on

to have arranged to do something at a particular time, so that you are not available to do anything else

hedge your bets

to organize a situation so that you have several choices available to you, in order to increase your chances of success

help along

to make something happen more quickly or easily

lay

verb

to carefully plan and prepare something that will be needed in the future to achieve an aim

lay the groundwork (for something)

to do what is necessary before an event or process can begin

look ahead

to think about what is likely to happen, or to plan what you are going to do in the future

look/think/plan ahead

to think about the future or plan for the future

make up

to prepare or arrange something

mastermind

verb

to plan and organize a difficult or complicated operation, especially a crime

nail down

informal to definitely decide, arrange, or complete something

organise

a British spelling of organize

pencil in

to arrange for something to happen or for someone to do something, knowing that it may have to be changed later

prep

verb

mainly Americanspoken to prepare for something, or to prepare someone for something

prepare

verb

to make something ready for use

prepare the way/ground for something

to do things that make it possible or easier for something to happen or for someone to do something

project

verb

formal to plan something

ready

verb

formal to make someone or something ready to do something

run

verb

to organize and provide something such as a service or course

set out your stall

to show your intentions or abilities clearly

set up

British to prepare someone for something

sketch

verb

to make a general plan of something, with only a few details

slate

verb

to arrange for something to happen

sort out

British to make arrangements for something to happen, or to decide how it will happen

stitch up

informal to arrange an agreement or deal

summon

verb

to arrange a formal meeting and tell people to come to it

tie up

to make all the arrangements that are necessary for a deal or an agreement to be completed

tune up

to prepare for an event or a situation

weave

verb

to create a story or plan with many complicated details

work it

to arrange for something to happen

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