orchestrates, orchestrating, orchestrated
1) VERB If you say that someone orchestrates an event or situation, you mean that they carefully organize it in a way that will produce the result that they want.

[V n] The colonel was able to orchestrate a rebellion from inside an army jail.

[V-ed] ...a carefully orchestrated campaign.

Derived words:
orchestration N-UNCOUNT

...his skilful orchestration of latent nationalist feeling.

2) VERB When someone orchestrates a piece of music, they write the individual parts to be played by the different instruments of an orchestra.

[V n] He was orchestrating the second act of his opera.

Derived words:
orchestration N-UNCOUNT

...my first lessons in orchestration.

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  • orchestrate — or‧ches‧trate [ˈɔːkstreɪt ǁ ˈɔːr ] verb [transitive] to organize an important or complicated event, plan etc, sometimes secretly: • The company orchestrated a big public relations effort to promote its new cereal. • He orchestrated a boardroom… …   Financial and business terms

  • orchestrate — I verb adapt, adjust, allot the parts, arrange, assemble, assign the parts, bring into order, bring together, compose, concert, conduct, construct, coordinate, harmonize, lay out, methodize, order, organize, preconcert, predetermine, put in order …   Law dictionary

  • orchestrate — (v.) to compose or arrange (music) for an orchestra, 1855, back formation from ORCHESTRATION (Cf. orchestration). The figurative sense is attested from 1883. Related: Orchestrated; orchestrating …   Etymology dictionary

  • orchestrate — [v] organize; cause to happen arrange, blend, compose, concert, coordinate, harmonize, integrate, manage, present, put together, score, set up, symphonize, synthesize, unify; concepts 117,242 Ant. disorganize, ignore …   New thesaurus

  • orchestrate — ► VERB 1) arrange or score (music) for orchestral performance. 2) direct (a situation) to produce a desired effect. DERIVATIVES orchestration noun orchestrator noun …   English terms dictionary

  • orchestrate — UK [ˈɔː(r)kɪˌstreɪt] / US [ˈɔrkəˌstreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms orchestrate : present tense I/you/we/they orchestrate he/she/it orchestrates present participle orchestrating past tense orchestrated past participle orchestrated 1) to plan… …   English dictionary

  • orchestrate — transitive verb ( trated; trating) Date: 1880 1. a. to compose or arrange (music) for an orchestra b. to provide with orchestration < orchestrate a ballet > 2. to arrange or combine so as to achieve a desired or maximum effect < orchestrated… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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