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arraign (uh RAYN)
1. To call into court for some legal action; accuse, charge: "The district attorney asked that the suspect be arraigned immediately."
2. Accuse, call to account, denounce, criticize, impute: "The medical association met to arraign the doctor for his unethical behavior."
3. Etymology: "to call to account", from Old French araisnier, from Vulgar Latin arrationare, from Latin adrationare which came from ad-, "to" + rationare, "to argue, to reason"; from ratio, "argumentation, reckoning, calculation".
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arraign, arrange
arraign (uh RAYN) (verb)
1. To call into court for some legal action; to accuse, to charge: The district attorney wanted to arraign the suspect immediately.
2. To accuse; to call to account: The medical association met to arraign the doctor for his unethical behavior.
arrange (uh RAYNJ) (verb)
1. To put in order; to organize: Kermit, please arrange the books in alphabetical order.
2. To plan; to schedule: The travel agent tried to arrange the trip with a stopover in Rome.
3. To orchestrate; to adapt: Roderick, the musician, will arrange the symphony so it can be performed by a marching band.

The police officer knew that it was important to arrange all of the evidence for the case before asking the court to arraign the man on criminal charges.