(BrE also -ise) verb
effectively, efficiently, properly, successfully, well
badly, poorly
carefully, neatly

They organized the festival jointly with the tourism office.

independently, privately
seek to, try to
help (to)
be able to
manage to
fail to
learn (how) to
be difficult to, be easy to
be possible to
according to

We need to organize the work according to the availability and skills of each volunteer.


We're organizing the evening around a Japanese theme.


It was difficult to organize the men into teams.

Organize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑army, ↑ball, ↑ballot, ↑banquet, ↑boycott, ↑campaign, ↑closet, ↑coalition, ↑collection, ↑committee, ↑competition, ↑concert, ↑conference, ↑congress, ↑conspiracy, ↑convention, ↑demonstration, ↑deputation, ↑distribution, ↑drawer, ↑drive, ↑effort, ↑election, ↑event, ↑excursion, ↑exhibit, ↑exhibition, ↑expedition, ↑fair, ↑festival, ↑gathering, ↑group, ↑idea, ↑information, ↑lobby, ↑luncheon, ↑march, ↑meeting, ↑militia, ↑movement, ↑news conference, ↑panel, ↑party, ↑petition, ↑picket, ↑picnic, ↑press conference, ↑programme, ↑protest, ↑race, ↑raffle, ↑rally, ↑reception, ↑referendum, ↑reunion, ↑revolt, ↑scheme, ↑seminar, ↑session, ↑show, ↑strike, ↑stunt, ↑system, ↑team, ↑tour, ↑tournament, ↑trip, ↑union, ↑vigil, ↑visit, ↑worker, ↑workshop

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  • organize — [ôr′gə nīz΄] vt. organized, organizing [ME organyzen < ML organizare < L organum: see ORGAN] 1. to provide with an organic structure; esp., a) to arrange in an orderly way [to organize files] b) to make into a whole with unified and… …   English World dictionary

  • organize — or·ga·nize vb nized, niz·ing vt 1 a: to set up an administrative structure for b: to persuade to associate in an organization (as a union) 2: to arrange by systematic planning and united effort organize a strike vi: to form an orga …   Law dictionary

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  • organize — (Amer.) or·gan·ize || É”rgÉ™naɪz / ɔːg v. arrange, order, systematize; establish, set up; unite; coordinate something; orchestrate, manage; unionize, form a union; organize into a labor union (also organise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • organize — (v.) early 15c., from M.Fr. organiser or directly from M.L. organizare, from L. organum instrument, organ (see ORGAN (Cf. organ)). Related: ORGANIZED (Cf. Organized); organizing …   Etymology dictionary

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  • organize — [v] arrange, systematize adapt, adjust, be responsible for, catalogue, classify, codify, combine, compose, constitute, construct, coordinate, correlate, create, dispose, establish, fashion, fit, form, formulate, frame, get going*, get together,… …   New thesaurus

  • organize — (also organise) ► VERB 1) arrange systematically; order. 2) Brit. make arrangements or preparations for. 3) form (people) into a trade union or other political group. DERIVATIVES organizer noun. ORIGIN Latin organizare, from organum in …   English terms dictionary

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