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To put things together or in a particular order - thesaurus

Synonyms

prepend

verb

to add something to the beginning of something else, especially a computer instruction or piece of data

sort

verb

to arrange things in groups or in a particular order, for example by date, importance, size, or colour

arrange

verb

to put things in a neat, attractive, or useful order

order

verb

to put things in a particular order

pile

verb

to put a large number of things on top of each other

lay out

to spread something out, or to arrange things so you can see them easily

organize

verb

to put things into a sensible order or into a system in which all parts work well together

range

verb

to arrange things in a particular place or position

collate

verb

formal to arrange information that you have collected in a sensible order

layer

verb

to arrange something in a layer or layers

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add

verb

to put something with another thing or group of things

aggregate

verb

to put things together in a group

align

verb

to organize things so that they form a straight line or are in the correct position in relation to other things

array

verb

to place or arrange something in a particular way

bank up

to make something into a pile

bunch

verb

to put things such as flowers into a bunch

collate

verb

to put sheets of paper into the correct order before they are made into a document or book

collation

noun

formal the process of putting pages into the correct order

complement

verb

to add another thing to something

file

verb

to put a document into a container with other documents

file away

to put a document away in a file

heap

verb

to make a big untidy pile of things

juxtapose

verb

formal to place things together or describe things together so that people can see how they are different

juxtaposition

noun

formal the process of juxtaposing things

line up

to form a row, or to put people or things in a row

line up

to move something into the correct position in relation to something else, especially so that it is level with it

overlay

verb

to put one thing on top of another, so that they both show

pair

verb

to put two people or things together

pairing

noun

the act of making two people do something together or of putting two things together

pair up

to form a pair, or to make two people form a pair

prefix

verb

to add something before or in front of something else

rank

verb

formal to arrange objects tidily in lines

realign

verb

to change the position of something, especially in relation to the position of something else

rearrange

verb

to arrange people or things in a different order or in different positions

reorder

verb

to change the way that things are organized

sandwich together

to put two things together, especially with a layer of something in between

sequencing

noun

the process of arranging things in a particular order

size

verb

to put things into groups according to their size

space

verb

to arrange objects, events, activities etc so that they are a particular time or distance apart

stack

verb

to arrange things so that they are placed one on top of another

stack

verb

to fill a machine or space by putting things in it on top of each other

stack

verb

to put things so that they are standing one beside another

stagger

verb

to arrange objects so that they are not at the same height or are not in a straight line

string out

to arrange something in a long line

string together

to arrange a group of things into a series

superimpose

verb

to add something such as a feature or idea from one system or situation to another

transpose

verb

formal to change the order or position of something

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