Organize Or"gan*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Organized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Organizing}.] [Cf. F. organiser, Gr. ?. See {Organ}.] 1. (Biol.) To furnish with organs; to give an organic structure to; to endow with capacity for the functions of life; as, an organized being; organized matter; -- in this sense used chiefly in the past participle. [1913 Webster]

These nobler faculties of the mind, matter organized could never produce. --Ray. [1913 Webster]

2. To arrange or constitute in parts, each having a special function, act, office, or relation; to systematize; to get into working order; -- applied to products of the human intellect, or to human institutions and undertakings, as a science, a government, an army, a war, etc. [1913 Webster]

This original and supreme will organizes the government. --Cranch. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mus.) To sing in parts; as, to organize an anthem. [R.] --Busby. [1913 Webster]

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