organize

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Borrowed from Middle French organiser, from Medieval Latin organizō, from Latin organum (organ); see organ.

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organize (third-person singular simple present organizes, present participle organizing, simple past and past participle organized)

  1. (transitive) To arrange in working order.
  2. (transitive) To constitute in parts, each having a special function, act, office, or relation; to systematize.
  3. (transitive, chiefly used in the past participle) To furnish with organs; to give an organic structure to; to endow with capacity for the functions of life
    an organized being
    organized matter
    • 1691, John Ray, The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of the Creation. [], London: [] Samuel Smith, [], OCLC 1179804186:
      These nobler faculties in the mind of man, [] matter organized could never produce.
  4. (transitive, music) To sing in parts.
    to organize an anthem
    • 1828, Thomas Busby, A Complete Dictionary of Music
      Formerly , those Catholic priests who sung in parts : so to sing , was to organize
  5. (transitive, intransitive) To band together into a group or union that can bargain and act collectively; to unionize.
    the workers decided to organize; their next task was to organize the workers at the steel mill

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organize

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of organizar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of organizar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of organizar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of organizar