orchestrate

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Verb[change]

Plain form
orchestrate

Third-person singular
orchestrates

Past tense
orchestrated

Past participle
orchestrated

Present participle
orchestrating

  1. A musical term meaning to assign specific instruments.
    "The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" is orchestrated for celesta and bass clarinet.
    Mozart's "A Little Night Music" is orchestrated for strings only.
  2. If you orchestrate something, you plan or manipulate it.
    Nancy and Rhonda orchestrated the break-up between Ron and Wanda.
    Ron and Wanda orchestrated the burglary.

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