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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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Also especially British, cat·e·go·rise .

Origin of categorize

First recorded in 1695–1705; categor(y) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM categorize

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British Dictionary definitions for categorize

categorize

categorise

/ (ˈkætɪɡəˌraɪz) /

verb

(tr) to place in a category; classify

Derived forms of categorize

categorization or categorisation, noun
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