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Synonyms of 'arrange'

(verb) 
Definition
to plan in advance
She arranged an appointment for Friday afternoon.
Synonyms
plan
I had been planning a trip to the West Coast.
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prepare
He said the government must prepare an emergency plan for evacuation.
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schedule
No new talks are scheduled.
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organize
We need someone to help organize our campaign.
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devise
We devised a scheme to help him.
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contrive
The oil companies were accused of contriving a shortage of gasoline to justify price increases.
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fix up
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jack up (New Zealand, informal)
(verb) 
Definition
to put into a proper or systematic order
He started to arrange the books in piles.
Synonyms
put in order
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group
The fact sheets are grouped into seven sections.
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form
He gave orders for the cadets to form into lines.
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order
Entries in the book are ordered alphabetically.
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sort
He sorted the materials into their folders.
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class
I would class my garden as being medium in size.
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position
Position trailing plants near the edges of the basket.
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range
The pots are all ranged in neat rows.
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file
Papers are filed alphabetically.
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rank
Daffodils were ranked along a crazy paving path.
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line up
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organize
He began to organize his papers.
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set out
, , ,
sort out (informal)
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array
A number of cups and saucers were arrayed on a side table.
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classify
Rocks can be classified according to their mode of origin.
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tidy
She made her bed and tidied her room.
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marshal
The government marshalled its economic resources.
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align
A tripod would be useful to align and steady the camera.
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categorize
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systematize
The way to stay on top is to systematize your approach.
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dispose
He was preparing to dispose his effects about the room.
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jack up (New Zealand, informal)
Opposites
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mess up
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muss (US, Canadian)
(verb) 
Definition
to adapt (a musical composition) for performance in a certain way
The songs were arranged by a well-known pianist.
Synonyms
adapt
Things will be different and we will have to adapt.
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score
He scored a piece for a chamber music ensemble.
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orchestrate
She was orchestrating the first act of her opera.
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(verb) 
Definition
to arrive at an agreement
Synonyms
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determine
The people have a right to determine their own future.
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settle
Right, that's settled then.
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adjust
Liz adjusted her mirror and edged the car out.
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come to terms

Additional synonyms

in the sense of adjust
Definition
to alter slightly, so as to be accurate or suitable
Liz adjusted her mirror and edged the car out.
Synonyms
fix,
tune (up),
remodel,
tweak (informal),
customize
in the sense of align
Definition
to place (two objects) in a particular position in relation to each other
A tripod would be useful to align and steady the camera.
Synonyms
line up,
even up,
make parallel,
arrange in line
in the sense of array
Definition
to arrange in order
A number of cups and saucers were arrayed on a side table.
Synonyms
line up,
draw up,
lay out,
form up,
place in order,
set in line

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