arrange for


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arrange for

1. To organize or plan something. A noun is sometimes used between "arrange" and "for," and a specific time is often given after "for." I will arrange for you two to meet this week. I need you to arrange a luncheon for the whole department. Carrie asked me to arrange a conference call for 10 AM.
2. To adapt a piece of music so that it can be played on different instruments or in a different style than is customary. A noun can be used between "arrange" and "for." I would really like that piece to be played at our wedding—can you arrange it for strings? That song was arranged for the piano by our musical director.
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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 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 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 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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