WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ar•range /əˈreɪndʒ/USA pronunciation   v.,  -ranged, -rang•ing. 
  1. to place in proper, desired, or convenient order;
    organize:[~ + object]arranged the flowers attractively.
  2. to come to an understanding (about): [~ + for + object]We arranged for delivery of the newspaper.[~ + for + object + to + verb]arranged for them to deliver the newspaper.[~ + to + verb]arranged to have them met at the airport.[~ + it + that clause]She arranged it that we would all meet them there.
  3. to make plans or preparation (for): [+ for + object]Let's arrange for a conference.[~ + object (+ for + object)]Please arrange a meeting for next week.
  4. Music and Dance to set (a musical work) in a different way:[~ + object]a piano piece arranged for orchestra.
ar•rang•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
ar•range  (ə rānj),USA pronunciation v.,  -ranged, -rang•ing. 
  1. to place in proper, desired, or convenient order;
    adjust properly:to arrange books on a shelf.
  2. to come to an agreement or understanding regarding:The two sides arranged the sale of the property.
  3. to prepare or plan:to arrange the details of a meeting.
  4. Music and Danceto adapt (a composition) for a particular style of performance by voices or instruments.

  1. to make plans or preparations:They arranged for a conference on Wednesday.
  2. to make a settlement;
    come to an agreement:to arrange with the coal company for regular deliveries.
ar•rangea•ble, adj. 
ar•ranger, n. 
  • Middle French arangier, equivalent. to a- a-5 + rangier to range
  • Middle English arayngen 1325–75
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged array;
      group, sort, dispose;

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

arrange /əˈreɪndʒ/ vb
  1. (transitive) to put into a proper, systematic, or decorative order
  2. (tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to arrive at an agreement or understanding about; settle
  3. (when intr, often followed by )for: (when tr, may take a clause as object or an infinitive ) to make plans or preparations in advance (for something): we arranged for her to be met
  4. (transitive) to adapt (a musical composition) for performance in a different way, esp on different instruments
  5. (transitive) to adapt (a play, etc) for broadcasting
  6. (intransitive) often followed by with: to come to an agreement
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French arangier, from a-² + rangier to put in a row, range

arˈrangeable adj arˈranger n

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