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.



    ORGANIZE is a US-based non-profit focused on bringing reform to the organ donation system. ORGANIZE was co-founded by Jenna Arnold and Greg Segal in late 2013 after Segal's father, Rick Segal, was forced to wait five years to undergo a heart transplant. In 2015, ORGANIZE received an Innovator in Residence position in the Office of the US Secretary of Health and Human Services and was a featured presenter the 2016 White House Organ Donation Summit. On May 14, 2017, ORGANIZE's living donor registry, www.giveandlive.us, was the featured call to action on the HBO series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.


  1. organize

    To organize means to arrange or structure things in an orderly, systematic, or logical manner. It involves categorizing or coordinating elements or activities according to a specific plan or set of rules for efficiency and effectiveness. This can apply to objects, data, events or tasks, groups or individual people, and more.

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. Marcelo Claure:

    There are so many synergies within the group that we need to organize.

  2. Brie Larson:

    I had to stay out of the sun to get rather pale, i went on a restrictive diet ... and worked with a trauma specialist to talk about how the brain would organize itself around the sexual abuse and being trapped in a room that long but it didn't stick to me.

  3. Jahana Hayes:

    This is my home, where people are strong, but they aren't supposed to run for Congress, if Congress starts to look like us, no one can stop us. This is our moment to act, to organize, and bring our truth to power.

  4. Joe Bob Briggs:

    SURE-FIRE SINGLES AD: Famous Writer needs woman to organize his life and spend his money. Loves to turn off Sunday football and go to the Botanical Gardens with that special someone. Will obtain plastic surgery if necessary.

  5. Gaspar Armando:

    The government knew it was going to be bad but they didn't find us a safe place. They didn't organize it.

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