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categorize

[kat-i-guh-rahyz]
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verb (used with object), cat·e·go·rized, cat·e·go·riz·ing.
  1. to arrange in categories or classes; classify.
  2. 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
Related formscat·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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Examples from the Web for categorized

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Historical Examples

  • He had inoculated him with the seeds of immortality, giving him a chance to help right the wrongs of this Categorized world.

    Category Phoenix

    Boyd Ellanby

  • Can levels of Shock and Awe be categorized by effectiveness and priority of weapons systems?

    Shock and Awe

    Harlan K. Ullman


British Dictionary definitions for categorized

categorize

categorise

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

categorize

v.

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

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