: to arrange in classes <classifying books according to subject matter>
: to assign (as a document) to a category
— clas·si·fi·able \ˌkla-sə-ˈfī-ə-bəl\ adjective
Examples of CLASSIFY
- Students will be learning about the ways scientists classify animals.
- The online system can classify books by subject.
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Related to CLASSIFY
- assort, break down, categorize, class, codify, compartment, compartmentalize, digest, distinguish, distribute, grade, group, peg, place, range, rank, relegate, separate, sort, type
- derange, disarrange, disarray, disorder, mess (up), muss (up), rumple, upset
clas·si·fy transitive verb \ˈklas-ə-ˌfī\ (Medical Dictionary)
: to arrange in classes that have systematic relations usually founded on common properties <how would you classify these animals>
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