methodize

[ meth-uh-dahyz ]
/ ˈmɛθ əˌdaɪz /

verb (used with object), meth·od·ized, meth·od·iz·ing.

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

Nearby words

  1. methodism,
  2. methodist,
  3. methodists,
  4. methodius,
  5. methodius, saint,
  6. methodological,
  7. methodology,
  8. methohexital,
  9. methoprene,
  10. 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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