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methodize

[ meth-uh-dahyz ]
/ ˈmɛθ əˌdaɪz /
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verb (used with object), meth·od·ized, meth·od·iz·ing.

to reduce (something) to a method.
to arrange (something) according to a method.

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align, array, class, classify, dispose, file, form, group, order, organize, police, position, range, rank, regulate, sort, spruce, systematize, systemize, tidy

Nearby words

methodism, methodist, methodists, methodius, methodius, saint, methodize, methodological, methodology, methohexital, methoprene, methotrexate
Also especially British, meth·od·ise.

Origin of methodize

First recorded in 1580–90; method + -ize
Related formsmeth·od·iz·er, nounun·meth·od·ized, adjectiveun·meth·od·iz·ing, adjectivewell-meth·od·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for methodize

methodize

methodise

/ (ˈmɛθəˌdaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to organize according to a method; systematize
Derived Formsmethodization or methodisation, nounmethodizer or methodiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for methodize

methodize


v.

"to make methodical," 1580s, from method + -ize. Related: Methodized; methodizing.

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