Definitions for orchestrateˈɔr kəˌstreɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•ches•trateˈɔr kəˌstreɪt(v.t.)-trat•ed, -trat•ing.

  1. to compose or arrange (music) for orchestra.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. to arrange, coordinate, or manipulate the elements of to achieve a goal or effect:

    to orchestrate negotiations.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of orchestrate:

1875–80; < F orchestr(er) (der. of orchestreorchestra ) + -ate1

or′ches•tra`tor(n.)

or′ches•trat`er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. orchestrate(verb)

    write an orchestra score for

  2. mastermind, engineer, direct, organize, organise, orchestrate(verb)

    plan and direct (a complex undertaking)

    "he masterminded the robbery"

Wiktionary

  1. orchestrate(Verb)

    to compose or arrange orchestral music for a dramatic performance

  2. orchestrate(Verb)

    To arrange or direct diverse elements to achieve a desired effect

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