- 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 categorize
I was never like, “I wonder how people are going to categorize this?”
Is making art when you feel inspired to make it something that you need to categorize?
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Humans are tribal, and it feels natural to think that humanity has always been eager to categorize on the basis of skin color.Slavery As ‘Innovation’ and Other Provocative Ideas: What I Learned From Henry Louis Gates’s ‘Many Rivers to Cross’
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Well, because it allows people to categorize you, either as a pot smoker or a drug warrior.Meet Mark Kleiman, the Man Who Will Be Washington State’s Pot Czar
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I think you mentioned before that he had wanted to put you in a category, categorize you.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- (tr) to place in a category; classify
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Word Origin and History for categorize
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