[ kat-i-guh-rahyz ]
/ ˈkæt ɪ gəˌraɪz /
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verb (used with object), cat·e·go·rized, cat·e·go·riz·ing.
to arrange in categories or classes; classify.
to describe by labeling or giving a name to; characterize.
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Also especially British, cat·e·go·rise .
Origin of categorize
First recorded in 1695–1705; categor(y) + -ize
OTHER WORDS FROM categorize
cat·e·go·rist [kat-i-gawr-ist, -gohr-], /ˈkæt ɪˌgɔr ɪst, -ˌgoʊr-/, nouncat·e·go·ri·za·tion, nounde·cat·e·go·ri·za·tion, nounde·cat·e·go·rize, verb (used with object), de·cat·e·go·rized, de·cat·e·go·riz·ing.
mis·cat·e·go·rize, verb (used with object), mis·cat·e·go·rized, mis·cat·e·go·riz·ing.mis·cat·e·go·rized, adjectivere·cat·e·go·rize, verb (used with object), re·cat·e·go·rized, re·cat·e·go·riz·ing.sub·cat·e·go·ri·za·tion, nounun·cat·e·go·rized, adjective
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How to use categorize in a sentence
Such salesmen are no longer categorised with Csar's wife, and the new salesmanship is having its day.The Building of a Book|Various
He more usually speaks of the categorised objects as appearances.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith
British Dictionary definitions for categorize
/ (ˈkætɪɡəˌraɪz) /
(tr) to place in a category; classify
Derived forms of categorizecategorization or categorisation, noun
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