Meaning of organize

or•gan•ize

Pronunciation: (ôr'gu-nīz"), [key]
— v., -ized, -iz•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to form as or into a whole consisting of interdependent or coordinated parts, esp. for united action: to organize a committee.
  2. to systematize: to organize the files of an office.
  3. to give organic structure or character to: to organize the elements of a composition.
  4. to enlist or attempt to enlist into a labor union: to organize workers.
  5. to enlist the employees of (a company) into a labor union; unionize: to organize a factory.
  6. to put (oneself&hasp;) in a state of mental competence to perform a task: We can't have any slip-ups, so you'd better get organized.
—v.i.
  1. to combine in an organized company, party, or the like.
  2. to form a labor union: Management resisted all efforts to organize.
  3. to assume organic structure.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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