organize Definition

  • 1to arrange or order things so that they can be found or used easily and quickly
  • 2to make arrangements for something to happen
  • 3to form a group or union; to join together for a common purpose

Using organize: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "organize" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She organized her closet by color.

  • Example

    We need to organize a meeting to discuss the project.

  • Example

    The workers decided to organize a union.

  • Example

    He is good at organizing events.

organize Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for organize

Idioms Using organize

  • put one's house in order

    to organize one's affairs or priorities


    After the divorce, he had to put his house in order and focus on his career.

  • to work hard and steadily


    She kept her nose to the grindstone and finished the project on time.

  • to be well-organized and prepared


    She always has her act together and never forgets anything.

Phrases with organize

  • to start arranging things in an orderly way


    I need to get organized before I start studying.

  • criminal activities that are planned and controlled by a powerful group or organization


    The police are investigating the activities of organized crime in the city.

  • organized chaos

    a situation that seems chaotic but is actually planned and controlled


    The director created an atmosphere of organized chaos on the movie set.

Origins of organize

from Latin 'organizare', meaning 'to furnish with organs'


Summary: organize in Brief

To 'organize' [ˈɔːrɡənaɪz] means to arrange or order things for easy access or use, make arrangements for something to happen, or form a group or union. Examples include 'She organized her closet by color' and 'The workers decided to organize a union.' Phrases like 'get organized' and idioms like 'put one's house in order' emphasize the importance of being well-organized and prepared.

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