Arrange



to place in proper, desired, or convenient order; adjust properly:
to arrange books on a shelf.
to come to an agreement or understanding regarding:
The two sides arranged the sale of the property.
to prepare or plan:
to arrange the details of a meeting.
Music. to adapt (a composition) for a particular style of performance by voices or instruments.
to make plans or preparations:
They arranged for a conference on Wednesday.
to make a settlement; come to an agreement:
to arrange with the coal company for regular deliveries.
Contemporary Examples

Serve the salmon from the heatproof platter or arrange the steamed vegetables and salmon on serving plates.
Fresh Picks Nina Simonds April 19, 2011

Bucket List Part 2: “I would like to go out with George Clooney if you can arrange that.”
9 Things We Learned About Katie Couric Maria Elena Fernandez July 25, 2012

Some nights they have concerts for musicians without a permit, and they also arrange shows for painters and photographers.
Tehran’s Underground Speakeasies IranWire June 14, 2014

“The first thing to do is to arrange to be born in Paris,” she once said.
The Empress of Fashion’s Legacy Isabel Wilkinson September 1, 2011

You’ll have to arrange it 
between you who has it, and there’s not room for two, UNLESS OF 
COURSE . . . But that is impossible.
The Enigmatic Nomad Kirk Davis Swinehart February 25, 2011

Historical Examples

You may dine at one table, or at twenty, if you can so arrange it.
The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume V. Various

Andrew thanked him and went into the cabin to arrange for lights.
Way of the Lawless Max Brand

It was just on sunset when he returned to arrange for Harding to go out with him about midnight.
The Rider of Waroona Firth Scott

Have him come down, for we must arrange to back Lucretia—she’s worth it.
Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser

Itll take that long for us to arrange the annihilation of the range area.
The Variable Man Philip K. Dick

verb
(transitive) to put into a proper, systematic, or decorative order
(transitive; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to arrive at an agreement or understanding about; settle
when intr, often foll by (when transitive, may take a clause as object or an infinitive) for. to make plans or preparations in advance (for something): we arranged for her to be met
(transitive) to adapt (a musical composition) for performance in a different way, esp on different instruments
(transitive) to adapt (a play, etc) for broadcasting
(intransitive) often foll by with. to come to an agreement
v.

late 14c., “draw up a line of battle,” from Old French arengier (12c.), from a- “to” (see ad-) + rangier “set in a row” (Modern French ranger), from rang “rank,” from Frankish *hring (see rank (n.)).

A rare word until the meaning generalized to “to place things in order” c.1780-1800. Musical sense of “adapt for other instruments or voices” is from 1808. Related: Arranged; arranging. Arranged marriage attested from 1854.

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