- to arrange in categories or classes; classify.
- to describe by labeling or giving a name to; characterize.
Also especially British, cat·e·go·rise.
Origin of categorize
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Examples from the Web for categorized
The way Trainor talks can best be categorized as a cultural hodgepodge.‘All About That Bass’ Singer Meghan Trainor On Haters and Her Polarizing (and Unlikely) No. 1 Hit
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Manning does not believe biracial people should be categorized as black.‘Crazy’ Harlem Pastor Hates on Obama and Gays
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Foods, wines are categorized as “digest” or “pas digest,” as in easy or difficult to digest.Yes, Women Can Make Great Wine
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She lamented the fact that on Amazon, her book is categorized under “single women.”A Picture Says It All Or Does It? Judging an Author by Their Photo
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The dozens of agents usually are categorized into four main groups, based on the effects they have on the body.Sarin, Nitrogen Mustard, Cyanide & More: All About Chemical Weapons
August 26, 2013
- (tr) to place in a category; classify
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Word Origin and History for categorized
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