or·gan·ize / ˈôrgəˌnīz/ • v. [tr.] 1. arrange into a structured whole; order: organize lessons in a planned way. ∎ coordinate the activities of (a person or group of people) efficiently: organize and lead a group of people. ∎ form (a number of people) into a labor union, political group, etc.: an attempt to organize unskilled workers | [intr.] campaigns brought women together to organize. ∎ form (a labor union, political group, etc.). ∎ archaic arrange or form into a living being or tissue: the soul doth organize the body.2. make arrangements or preparations for (an event or activity); coordinate: the union organized a 24-hour general strike social and cultural programs are organized by the committee. ∎ take responsibility for providing or arranging: he is sometimes asked to stay behind, organizing transportation.DERIVATIVES: or·gan·iz·a·ble adj.