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.
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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Related Words for categorizes

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

British Dictionary definitions for categorizes

categorize

categorise

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

categorize

v.

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

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