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methodize

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verb meth·od·ize \ˈme-thə-ˌdīz\

Definition of methodize

methodized

methodizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to reduce to method :  systematize



Circa 1586

First Known Use of methodize

circa 1586

Synonym Discussion of methodize

order, arrange, marshal, organize, systematize, methodize mean to put persons or things into their proper places in relation to each other. order suggests a straightening out so as to eliminate confusion <ordered her business affairs>. arrange implies a setting in sequence, relationship, or adjustment <arranged the files numerically>. marshal suggests gathering and arranging in preparation for a particular operation or effective use <marshaling the facts for argument>. organize implies arranging so that the whole aggregate works as a unit with each element having a proper function <organized the volunteers into teams>. systematize implies arranging according to a predetermined scheme <systematized billing procedures>. methodize suggests imposing an orderly procedure rather than a fixed scheme <methodizes every aspect of daily living>.

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