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alphabetize

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verb al·pha·bet·ize \ˈal-fə-bə-ˌtīz\

Simple Definition of alphabetize

  • : to arrange (items) in alphabetical order

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of alphabetize

alphabetizedalphabetizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to arrange alphabetically

  3. 2 :  to furnish with an alphabet

alphabetizer noun

Examples of alphabetize in a sentence

  1. alphabetize the words on the list



1691

First Known Use of alphabetize

1691

Rhymes with alphabetize

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ALPHABETIZE Defined for Kids

alphabetize

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verb al·pha·bet·ize \ˈal-fə-bə-ˌtīz\

Definition of alphabetize for Students

alphabetizedalphabetizing

  1. :  to arrange in alphabetical order




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