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arrange (v.)

late 14c., arengen, "draw up a line of battle," from Old French arengier "put in a row, put in battle order" (12c., Modern French arranger), from a- "to" (see ad-) + rangier "set in a row" (Modern French ranger), from rang "rank," from Frankish *hring or a similar Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *hringaz "something curved, circle," from nasalized form of PIE root *sker- (2) "to turn, bend."

A rare word until the meaning generalized to "to place things in order" c. 1780-1800. Meaning "come to an agreement or understanding" is by 1786. Musical sense of "adapt for other instruments or voices" is from 1808. Related: Arranged; arranging. Arranged marriage attested from 1854.

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Definitions of arrange from WordNet

arrange (v.)
put into a proper or systematic order;
arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order
Synonyms: set up
arrange (v.)
make arrangements for;
Can you arrange a meeting with the President?
Synonyms: fix up
arrange (v.)
plan, organize, and carry out (an event);
Synonyms: stage
arrange (v.)
set (printed matter) into a specific format;
Synonyms: format
arrange (v.)
arrange attractively;
Synonyms: dress / set / do / coif / coiffe / coiffure
arrange (v.)
adapt for performance in a different way;
Synonyms: set
arrange (v.)
arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events;
arrange my schedule
Synonyms: set up / put / order
From wordnet.princeton.edu