disorganize

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. upset, disrupt, disorder, derange. See destruction. Ant., organize, arrange.
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(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. put out of order, disarrange, disorder, upset, disrupt, derange, break up, disperse, destroy, scatter, litter, clutter, break down, deprive of organization, dislocate, demobilize, disband, jumble, muddle, mislay, misplace, embroil, unsettle, disturb, perturb, shuffle, toss, throw into disorder, throw into confusion, turn topsy-turvy*, complicate, confound, overthrow, overturn, stampede, agitate, disarray, dishevel, scramble, mix up, mess up*; see also confuse .
Ant. systematize*, order, arrange.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To put out of proper order: derange, disarrange, disarray, disorder, disrupt, disturb, jumble, mess up, mix up, muddle, tumble, unsettle, upset. See ORDER.

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  • Disorganize — Dis*or gan*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disorganized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disorganizing}.] [Pref. dis + organize: cf. F. d[ e]sorganiser.] To destroy the organic structure or regular system of (a government, a society, a party, etc.); to break up… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disorganize — I verb abolish the organization of, agitate, bedevil, befog, befuddle, bewilder, bother, clutter, come to pieces, complicate, confound, contendere, confuse, daze, deactivate, decompose, deform, demobilize, deprive of organization, derange,… …   Law dictionary

  • disorganize — 1793, from Fr. désorganiser, from dés not (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + organiser organize (see ORGANIZE (Cf. organize)). This word and related forms were introduced in English in reference to the French Revolution. Related: Disorganized; disorganizing; …   Etymology dictionary

  • disorganize — (Amer.) dis·or·gan·ize || dɪs ɔːgÉ™naɪz v. disrupt, upset, disarrange, disorder (also disorganise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disorganize — disturb, unsettle, *disorder, derange, disarrange Antonyms: organize Contrasted words: systematize, methodize, arrange, marshal, *order …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disorganize — [v] disrupt arrangement; make shambles of break down, break up, clutter, complicate, confound, confuse, demobilize, derange, destroy, disarrange, disarray, disband, discompose, discreate, dishevel, dislocate, disorder, disperse, disturb, embroil …   New thesaurus

  • disorganize — [dis ôr′gə nīz΄] vt. disorganized, disorganizing [Fr désorganiser: see DIS & ORGANIZE] to disrupt or break up the order, arrangement, or system of; throw into confusion or disorder disorganization n …   English World dictionary

  • disorganize — verb To make less organized; to reduce to chaos. The arrival of her new baby would inevitabley disorganize her life …   Wiktionary

  • disorganize — transitive verb Etymology: French désorganiser, from dés dis + organiser to organize Date: 1793 to destroy or interrupt the orderly structure or function of • disorganization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disorganize — disorganizer, n. /dis awr geuh nuyz /, v.t., disorganized, disorganizing. to destroy the organization, systematic arrangement, or orderly connection of; throw into confusion or disorder. Also, esp. Brit., disorganise. [1785 95; < F désorganiser,… …   Universalium

  • disorganize — Synonyms and related words: ablate, addle, addle the wits, atomize, ball up, becloud, bedazzle, befuddle, bewilder, bother, break up, bug, cloud, clutter, come apart, confuse, consume, corrode, crack up, crumble, crumble into dust, daze, dazzle,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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