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Nov 21, 2018
This week’s theme
Words from music

This week’s words
fiddlestick
upbeat
orchestrate

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orchestrate

PRONUNCIATION:
(OR-kuhs-strayt)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To compose or arrange music for performance by an orchestra.
2. To arrange elements of a situation to achieve a desired result.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin orchestra, from Greek orkhestra, from orkheisthai (to dance). Earliest documented use: 1858.

USAGE:
“Nonetheless, the fact remains that a deception took place; Rebecca orchestrated it and Jacob perpetrated it.”
Shlomo Riskin; Human Accident, Divine Plan; Jerusalem Post (Israel); Nov 12, 1999.

See more usage examples of orchestrate in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do. -Voltaire, philosopher (21 Nov 1694-1778)

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