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categorize

[ 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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RELATED WORDS

pigeonhole, classify, group, rank, assort, identify, peg, class, typecast, tab

Nearby words

categoric contact, categorical, categorical imperative, categorist, categorization, categorize, category, category a, category d, category killer, category management
Also especially British, cat·e·go·rise.

Origin of categorize

First recorded in 1695–1705; categor(y) + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for categorize

categorize

categorise

/ (ˈkætɪɡəˌraɪz) /

verb

(tr) to place in a category; classify
Derived Formscategorization or categorisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for categorize

categorize


v.

1705, from category + -ize. Related: Categorized; categorizing.

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