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arrange for (someone to do something)

to make plans for someone to do something. I will arrange for Charles to fix what he broke. I arranged for the plumber to install a new water heater.
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arrange for something

to prepare or plan for something. We will arrange for a celebration. John arranged for it.
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arrange some music for something

to prepare or adapt music for particular instruments or for a particular musical key. Paul arranged the piece for piano. This piece was arranged for the guitar by Frank's brother.
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arrange something for some time

to plan something for a particular time. We will arrange a picnic for the afternoon. I will arrange an appointment for the noon hour.
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arrange something for someone or something

to prepare or plan something for someone or something. They arranged a reception for Frank. We arranged a dance for the holiday.
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arrange something with someone or something

to prepare or plan something that will include someone or something. We arranged entertainment with clowns and a musician. I will arrange a fancy dinner with wine and cloth napkins. Paul arranged a meeting with the opposition.
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References in classic literature ?
then they were mixed up in a heap and a sign was made for her to arrange them herself so as to express the words BOOK, KEY, &c.
Of these the first is that they could never use words or other signs arranged in such a manner as is competent to us in order to declare our thoughts to others: for we may easily conceive a machine to be so constructed that it emits vocables, and even that it emits some correspondent to the action upon it of external objects which cause a change in its organs; for example, if touched in a particular place it may demand what we wish to say to it; if in another it may cry out that it is hurt, and such like; but not that it should arrange them variously so as appositely to reply to what is said in its presence, as men of the lowest grade of intellect can do.
There is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and women to fill our day; But when we are certain of sorrow in store, Why do we always arrange for more?
My quick-witted attendant fully appreciated the compliment I was paying to the costume of his race, and began more sedulously to arrange the folds of the one only garment which remained to me.
This time the affair will be easy to arrange between us; I have taken the initiative, and have sent him a letter.
I arrange it by adoring you, my sister," said Valentin ardently.
Would monsieur be so very kind as to arrange to have a friend meet Monsieur Flaubert at as early an hour as convenient, that the details might be arranged to the mutual satisfaction of all concerned?
It is quite too late to arrange it, except in a private room.
In the interval of Emily's absence, she could easily arrange to return to her own lodgings.
I don't know, I am sure,' he said, 'whose towel to put you on; but if you'll make shift with something tomorrow morning, Mrs Squeers will arrange that, in the course of the day.