organize


organize
organize or‧gan‧ize [ˈɔːgənaɪz ǁ ˈɔːr-] also organise verb
1. [transitive] to plan and arrange an event or other activity:

• Publishers, writers and booksellers are joining forces to organize alternative distribution networks.

2. [transitive] to arrange work, information, a group etc so that it works correctly and is useful:

• Accountants say that organizing paperwork first can reduce errors and cut the costs of tax preparation.

• a major change in the way banks are organized and regulated

3. [intransitive, transitive] to form a union (= an organization that protects workers' rights) or to persuade people to join one:

• The talk helped the union organize 2,300 clerical workers at the University of Illinois.

• The company had violated federal labor law by denying workers the right to organize.

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organize UK US (UK also organise) /ˈɔːgənaɪz/ verb
[T] to do or arrange things, plans, ideas, etc., according to a particular system so that they can be used or understood easily: »

I am trying to organize my office so I can work more efficiently.

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He will need some help organizing his schedule for the coming month.

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The department is organized into three groups, each with its own area of responsibility.

organize sth by sth »

The conference program is organized by topic.

[T] to make arrangements for something to happen: »

This event was organized by a committee of city employees and local business owners.

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She has been designated to organize the meeting.

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They had organized a car to pick me up at the airport.

[I or T] HR, WORKPLACE to form, join, or help someone to join a trade union: »

Labor unions are pushing a bill in the legislature that would make it easier for them to organize.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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