Pronunciation: (ôr'gu-nīz"), [key]
v., -ized, -iz•ing.

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. put (oneself) in a state of mental competence to perform a task: We can't have any slip-ups, so you'd better get organized.

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. Also, esp. Brit.,or'gan•ise".

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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