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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ARRANGE

Andrew thanked him and went into the cabin to arrange for lights.

I want to call on that sick boy to-morrow if I can arrange it.

It seems the library takes a longer time to arrange than usual.

Together they carried in the several hundred volumes, and then began to arrange them.

Have him come down, for we must arrange to back Lucretia—she's worth it.

I have been privileged to take them home and arrange them in my room and Dana's.

Then let us arrange a careful plan of attack, and try them another day.

But it had not been possible to arrange something of the kind.

Hold on to your bank stock and arrange to have all mortgages in the name of the bank, not in your own.

He might begin to talk and maybe they could arrange a settlement.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "draw up a line of battle," from Old French arengier (12c.), from a- "to" (see ad-) + rangier "set in a row" (Modern French ranger), from rang "rank," from Frankish *hring (see rank (n.)).

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

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