• To set up; to organize; to put into an orderly sequence or arrangement.
  • To plan; to prepare in advance.
  • To prepare and adapt an already-written composition for presentation in other than its original form.


  • Inherited from Middle English arengen, arrangen, borrowed from Old French arengier, arrangier, derived from reng, rang, ranc, from Frankish *hring, from Proto-Germanic *hringaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kreng╩░-, a form of Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- ("to turn, bend").

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