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 and organize a complicated event or course of action, especially without being noticed, so that it achieves the result you want

Their main line of work is orchestrating corporate mergers.

They were congratulated on a well-orchestrated PR campaign.

2) music to arrange a piece of music

Derived word:
UK [ˌɔː(r)kɪˈstreɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌɔrkəˈstreɪʃ(ə)n] noun countable/uncountable
Word forms "orchestration":
singular orchestration plural orchestrations

English dictionary. 2014.

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