What does organize mean?

Definitions for organize
ˈɔr gəˌnaɪzor·ga·nize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. form, organize, organiseverb

    create (as an entity)

    "social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company"

  2. organize, organiseverb

    cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea

  3. mastermind, engineer, direct, organize, organise, orchestrateverb

    plan and direct (a complex undertaking)

    "he masterminded the robbery"

  4. organize, organise, coordinateverb

    bring order and organization to

    "Can you help me organize my files?"

  5. organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinateverb

    arrange by systematic planning and united effort

    "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"

  6. unionize, unionise, organize, organiseverb

    form or join a union

    "The auto workers decided to unionize"


  1. organizeverb

    To arrange in working order.

  2. organizeverb

    To constitute in parts, each having a special function, act, office, or relation; to systematize.

  3. organizeverb

    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.

  4. organizeverb

    To sing in parts; as, to organize an anthem.

  5. Etymology: From organizare (compare Medieval Latin organizare), from organum; see organ.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Organizeverb

    To construct so as that one part co-operates with another; to form organically.

    Etymology: organiser, Fr. from organ.

    As the soul doth organize the body, and give unto every member thereof that substance, quantity, and shape, which nature seeth most expedient, so the inward grace of sacraments may teach what serveth best for their outward form. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 58.

    A genial and cherishing heat so acts upon the fit and obsequious matter, wherein it was harboured, as to organize and fashion that disposed matter according to the exigencies of its own nature. Boyle.

    Those nobler faculties in the mind, matter organized could never produce. John Ray, on the Creation.

    The identity of the same man consists in a participation of the same continued life, by constantly fleeting particles in succession vitally united to the same organized body. John Locke.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. organize

    To arrange or constitute in parts, each having a special function, act, office, or relation; as, to organize an army, etc.

Editors Contribution

  1. organize

    To create in a structured and systematic way.

    They did organize their wedding very easily as they are both organized.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2020  

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'organize' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3627

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'organize' in Verbs Frequency: #522

Anagrams for organize »

  1. agonizer

  2. orangize

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of organize in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of organize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of organize in a Sentence

  1. Zacarias Moussaoui.Personal:

    You have tried to organize my death for four years.

  2. Ran Craycraft:

    When an employee is nabbed for doing something a boss couldn't see with her own eyes, that's when we start to get into a grey area, if you're not working as hard as you can and your productivity is measurable with AI, your job may soon be at risk. Employees will not welcome an increase in surveillance with open arms. Workers will likely organize and begin to fight back against AI similarly to how unions have historically fought automation.

  3. Lorella Praeli:

    What is really important about this cycle is that( it shows) there are no shortcuts, there are no shortcuts to organize Latinx voters, you have to invest early and heavily.

  4. Frank Vandenbroucke:

    On the one hand we can only welcome the result of science, and on the other hand they have a monopoly and we are totally dependent, there may be production issues, but these uncertainties and announcements make it very difficult to organize the campaign.

  5. Fergus Ryan:

    It's only really the hypernationalists that are given free rein, their content isn't censored, they're allowed to conduct campaigns, they're able to organize online... so that happens in China within the Great Firewall, and then we see also it spill out into the wider Internet.

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