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 coup.

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orchestrate UK US /ˈɔːkɪstreɪt/ verb [T]
to organize something complicated, in a very careful and sometimes secret way, especially in order to get an advantage for yourself: »

Senior executives orchestrated a business strategy that tripled the size of the company.


The mega-bucks deals orchestrated by the club's billionaire owner continue to dominate the headlines.

be orchestrated to do sth »

She claims that contributions from her firm are not orchestrated to gain influence with a specific lawmaker.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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