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verb al·pha·bet·ize \ˈal-fə-bə-ˌtīz\

: to arrange (items) in alphabetical order

al·pha·bet·izedal·pha·bet·iz·ing

Full Definition of ALPHABETIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to arrange alphabetically
2
:  to furnish with an alphabet
al·pha·bet·iz·er noun
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Examples of ALPHABETIZE

  1. alphabetize the words on the list

First Known Use of ALPHABETIZE

1691

Rhymes with ALPHABETIZE

accessorize, acclimatize, actualize, aerobicize, aestheticize, Africanize, allegorize, analogize, anatomize, anesthetize, animalize, annualize, antagonize, anthologize, anticlockwise, apologize, apostatize, apostrophize, arabicize, aromatize, automatize, bureaucratize, cannibalize, capitalize, categorize, catheterize, catholicize, characterize, collectivize, commercialize, commoditize, communalize, computerize, conservatize, containerize, contrariwise, conveyorize, cosmeticize, counterclockwise, criminalize, cross-fertilize, cut down to size, decentralize, decolonize, de-emphasize, de-energize, defeminize, deformalize, deglamorize, dehumanize, deionize, demagnetize, demobilize, democratize, demoralize, denationalize, deodorize, depersonalize, depolarize, depressurize, desensitize, destabilize, destigmatize, detribalize, devitalize, diabolize, digitalize, disenfranchise, disorganize, economize, emblematize, emotionalize, epitomize, epoxidize, eroticize, eternalize, evangelize, extemporize, externalize, familiarize, fanaticize, fictionalize, floor exercise, fool's paradise, formularize, free enterprise, gelatinize, generalize, geologize, Hispanicize, historicize, homogenize, hospitalize, hypothesize, idealize, illegalize, immobilize, immortalize, impersonalize, Indianize, indigenize, infantilize, initialize, internalize, italicize, legitimize, liberalize, literalize, lobotomize, lysogenize, macadamize, marginalize, metabolize, metastasize, militarize, mineralize, monopolize, mythologize, nationalize, naturalize, parenthesize, philosophize, poeticize, politicize, popularize, prioritize, proselytize, radicalize, reorganize, revitalize, ritualize, romanticize, secularize, self-fertilize, sensualize, sexualize, sovietize, subjectivize, suburbanize, subvocalize, systematize, temporalize, theologize, traditionalize, trivialize, ventriloquize, visualize
ALPHABETIZING Defined for Kids

alphabetize

verb al·pha·bet·ize \ˈal-fə-bə-ˌtīz\
al·pha·bet·izedal·pha·bet·iz·ing

Definition of ALPHABETIZE for Kids

:  to arrange in alphabetical order

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