Definitions for: Organize


[v] bring order and organization to; "Can you help me organize my files?"
[v] plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"
[v] arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
[v] cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea
[v] form or join a union; "The autoworkers decided to unionize"
[v] create, as of a social group or a company, for example



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: coordinate, devise, direct, engineer, form, get up, machinate, mastermind, orchestrate, organise, organise, organise, organise, prepare, unionise, unionize

Antonyms: disorganise, disorganize

See Also: arrange, care, choose up, choreograph, collectivise, collectivize, create, deal, draw up, fall in, get together, handle, initiate, interlock, join, lay, make, manage, mesh, mount, pioneer, plan, put on, rationalise, rationalize, regiment, regroup, reorganise, reorganize, sandwich, set up, set up, shake up, spatchcock, structure, syndicate, territorialise, territorialize

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