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alphabetize

[ al-fuh-bi-tahyz ]
/ 藞忙l f蓹 b瑟藢ta瑟z /
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verb (used with object), al路pha路bet路ized, al路pha路bet路iz路ing.
to put or arrange in alphabetical order.
to express by or furnish with an alphabet.
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Also especially British, al路pha路bet路ise .

Origin of alphabetize

First recorded in 1865鈥70; alphabet + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM alphabetize

al路pha路bet路i路za路tion [al-fuh-bet-uh-zey-shuhn, -bi-tuh-], /藢忙l f蓹藢b蓻t 蓹藞ze瑟 蕛蓹n, -b瑟 t蓹-/, nounal路pha路bet路iz路er, nounmis路al路pha路bet路ize, verb (used with object), mis路al路pha路bet路ized, mis路al路pha路bet路iz路ing.un路al路pha路bet路ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for alphabetize

alphabetize

alphabetise

/ (藞忙lf蓹b蓹藢ta瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to arrange in conventional alphabetical order
to express by an alphabet

Derived forms of alphabetize

alphabetization or alphabetisation, nounalphabetizer or alphabetiser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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