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categorize

[ kat-i-guh-rahyz ]
/ 藞k忙t 瑟 g蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), cat路e路go路rized, cat路e路go路riz路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路e路go路rise .

Origin of categorize

First recorded in 1695鈥1705; categor(y) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM categorize

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British Dictionary definitions for categorize

categorize

categorise

/ (藞k忙t瑟伞蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to place in a category; classify

Derived forms of categorize

categorization or categorisation, noun
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