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.
    • (Can we date this quote?)Cranch
      This original and supreme will organizes the government.
  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
    • (Can we date this quote?)Ray
      These nobler faculties of the mind, matter organized could never produce.
  4. (transitive, music) To sing in parts.
    to organize an anthem
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  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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Verb[edit]

organize

  1. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of organizar
  2. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of organizar
  3. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of organizar
  4. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of organizar