alphabetize

[ al-fuh-bi-tahyz ]
/ ˈæl fə bɪˌtaɪz /

verb (used with object), al·pha·bet·ized, al·pha·bet·iz·ing.

to put or arrange in alphabetical order.
to express by or furnish with an alphabet.
Also especially British, al·pha·bet·ise.

Origin of alphabetize

First recorded in 1865–70; alphabet + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM alphabetize

al·pha·bet·i·za·tion [al-fuh-bet-uh-zey-shuh n, -bi-tuh-] /ˌæl fəˌbɛt əˈzeɪ ʃən, -bɪ tə-/, nounal·pha·bet·iz·er, nounmis·al·pha·bet·ize, verb (used with object), mis·al·pha·bet·ized, mis·al·pha·bet·iz·ing.un·al·pha·bet·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for alphabetizer

alphabetize

alphabetise

/ (ˈælfəbəˌtaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to arrange in conventional alphabetical order
to express by an alphabet

Derived forms of alphabetize

alphabetization or alphabetisation, nounalphabetizer or alphabetiser, noun
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