arrange a party vs arrange for a party (Is there any difference?)

The verb 'arrange' can be transitive or intransitive.

Is there any difference?

There is another example: arrange an appointment vs arrange for an appointment

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    If you arrange a party, you probably make a lot of the preparations yourself. If you arrange for something, you make it possible for it to happen, but don't necessarily do the work yourself (you might make sure there is a suitable room available, or that people have that evening free, for example). Apr 3 at 13:18
  • Thx. I feel that your use of "probably" means there is no definite distinction between arrange sth and arrange for sth.
    – Brandon
    Apr 3 at 13:33
  • I meant that arranging a social event implies being one of the people who do the actual work of organising it. Apr 3 at 14:40
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    The phrases are different for a reason - they mean different things. You’re making a common ELL mistake - thinking that different things aren’t different. Apr 4 at 0:10

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