[ 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
cat·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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How to use categorize in a sentence
There’s lots more nuance in CPRA about how user data is categorized, and processors — including marketers — need to be able to treat different categories of personal information discreetly.Concrete steps marketers should take now to get ready for CA’s CPRA in 2023|Greg Sterling|November 11, 2020|Search Engine Land
SEOs and webmasters should care how search engines crawl, index and categorize their web sites.Bing revamps Site Explorer in new Bing Webmaster Tools|Barry Schwartz|October 15, 2020|Search Engine Land
Here are the top races most likely to flip parties, categorized and ranked from most to least likely.The Senate seats most likely to flip parties in November|Amber Phillips|October 9, 2020|Washington Post
It has also continued to categorize agents as independent contractors.Meet the Customer Service Reps for Disney and Airbnb Who Have to Pay to Talk to You|by Ken Armstrong, Justin Elliott and Ariana Tobin|October 2, 2020|ProPublica
We all are pretty aware of the fact that the majority of the audiences seldom read texts online as the most viewed and popular forms of media are visuals that can be either categorized into videos or images.Why dark mode web designs are gaining popularity|Amanda Jerelyn|September 30, 2020|Search Engine Watch
British Dictionary definitions for categorize
/ (ˈkætɪɡəˌraɪz) /
(tr) to place in a category; classify
Derived forms of categorizecategorization or categorisation, noun
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