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Organize definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. To form with suitable organs; to construct so that one part may cooperate with another.
Those nobler faculties of the soul organized matter could never produce.
2. To sing in parts; as, to organize the hallelujah.
3. To distribute into suitable parts and appoint proper officers, that the whole may act as one body; as, to organize an army. So we say, to organize the house of representatives, which is done by the appointment of officers and verification of the powers of the several members. So we say, a club, a party or a faction is organized, when it takes a systemized form.
This original and supreme will organizes the government.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: create (as an entity); "social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company" [syn: form, organize, organise]
2: cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea [syn: organize, organise] [ant: disorganise, disorganize]
3: plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery" [syn: mastermind, engineer, direct, organize, organise, orchestrate]
4: bring order and organization to; "Can you help me organize my files?" [syn: organize, organise, coordinate]
5: arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office" [syn: organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate]
6: form or join a union; "The auto workers decided to unionize" [syn: unionize, unionise, organize, organise]

Merriam Webster's

verb (-nized; -nizing) Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to cause to develop an organic structure 2. to form into a coherent unity or functioning whole ; integrate <trying to organize her thoughts> 3. a. to set up an administrative structure for b. to persuade to associate in an organization; especially unionize 4. to arrange by systematic planning and united effort intransitive verb 1. to undergo physical or organic organization 2. to arrange elements into a whole of interdependent parts 3. to form an organization; specifically to form or persuade workers to join a union Synonyms: see order organizable adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. (also -ise) 1 a give an orderly structure to, systematize. b bring the affairs of (another person or oneself) into order; make arrangements for (a person). 2 a arrange for or initiate (a scheme etc.). b provide; take responsibility for (organized some sandwiches). 3 (often absol.) a enrol (new members) in a trade union, political party, etc. b form (a trade union or other political group). 4 a form (different elements) into an organic whole. b form (an organic whole). 5 (esp. as organized adj.) make organic; make into a living being or tissue. Derivatives: organizable adj. organizer n. Etymology: ME f. OF organiser f. med.L organizare f. L (as ORGAN)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Organize Or"gan*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Organized; p. pr. & vb. n. Organizing.] [Cf. F. organiser, Gr. ?. See Organ.] 1. (Biol.) To furnish with organs; to give an organic structure to; to endow with capacity for the functions of life; as, an organized being; organized matter; -- in this sense used chiefly in the past participle. These nobler faculties of the mind, matter organized could never produce. --Ray. 2. To arrange or constitute in parts, each having a special function, act, office, or relation; to systematize; to get into working order; -- applied to products of the human intellect, or to human institutions and undertakings, as a science, a government, an army, a war, etc. This original and supreme will organizes the government. --Cranch. 3. (Mus.) To sing in parts; as, to organize an anthem. [R.] --Busby.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(organizes, organizing, organized) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. Note: in BRIT, also use 'organise' 1. If you organize an event or activity, you make sure that the necessary arrangements are made. In the end, we all decided to organize a concert for Easter. ...a two-day meeting organised by the United Nations... The initial mobilisation was well organised. VERB: V n, V n, V n 2. If you organize something that someone wants or needs, you make sure that it is provided. I will organize transport... He rang his wife and asked her to organize coffee and sandwiches. VERB: V n, V n 3. If you organize a set of things, you arrange them in an ordered way or give them a structure. He began to organize his materials... ...the way in which the Army is organised. VERB: V n, V n 4. If you organize yourself, you plan your work and activities in an ordered, efficient way. ...changing the way you organize yourself... Go right ahead, I'm sure you don't need me to organize you... Get organised and get going. VERB: V pron-refl, V n, V-ed 5. If someone organizes workers or if workers organize, they form a group or society such as a trade union in order to have more power. ...helping to organize women working abroad... It's the first time farmers have decided to organize. ...organised labour. VERB: V n, V, V-ed

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Constitute (by assignment of parts), dispose or arrange in parts (for special functions), construct, form, make, shape, frame, adjust. 2. Arrange, establish, systematize.

Moby Thesaurus

adjust, affiliate, ally, arrange, array, assemble, associate, band together, be in cahoots, begin, build, build up, bunch, bunch up, cabal, calculate, cast, catalogue, categorize, cement a union, centralize, chart, classify, club, club together, codify, combine, come together, compose, concert, confederate, consist of, consociate, conspire, constitute, construct, contrive, cool off, coordinate, couple, create, cut out, deploy, design, develop, devise, dispose, effect, effectuate, embody, enter into, establish, fabricate, federalize, federate, figure, fix, forecast, form, found, frame, gang, gang up, go in partners, go in partnership, go into, grade, group, harmonize, hierarchize, hook up with, inaugurate, incept, incorporate, initiate, install, institute, integrate, intend, join, join forces, join fortunes with, join together, join up with, join with, lay out, lay plans, league, line up, make, make a projection, make arrangements, make up, marry, marshal, materialize, merge in, methodize, mix, muster, normalize, order, originate, pacify, pair, pair off, partner, piece together, plan, plan ahead, prearrange, program, project, put together, quiet, rally, rank, rationalize, realize, regularize, regulate, routinize, schedule, schematize, set up, settle, shape, sort out, stand together, stand up with, standardize, start, structure, synchronize, synthesize, systematize, systemize, tabulate, team up with, team with, throw in with, tie in with, tie up with, tranquilize, tune, tune up, unionize, unite in, unite with, wed, work out, work up


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