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transitive verb sys·tem·a·tize \ˈsis-tə-mə-ˌtīz\

Simple Definition of systematize

  • : to make (something) into a system

  • : to organize (something) by using a system

Full Definition of systematize


  1. :  to arrange in accord with a definite plan or scheme :  order systematically <the need to systematize their work>

sys·tem·a·ti·za·tion play \ˌsis-tə-mə-tə-ˈzā-shən, sis-ˌte-mə-\ noun
sys·tem·a·tiz·er noun

Examples of systematize

  1. The country is systematizing yearly exams for high-school students.

  2. The computer program systematizes the data and enters it into a table.

Circa 1767

First Known Use of systematize

circa 1767

Synonym Discussion of systematize

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>.

Rhymes with systematize

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Medical Dictionary


transitive verb sys·tem·atize

Medical Definition of systematize

sys·tem·atized also British sys·tem·atisedsys·tem·atiz·ing also British sys·tem·atis·ing

  1. :  to arrange in accord with a definite plan or scheme :  order systematically <a patient with systematized delusions>

  2. sys·tem·ati·za·tion also British sys·tem·ati·sa·tion \ˌsis-tə-mət-ə-ˈzā-shən, sis-ˌtem-ət-\play play noun

Variants of systematize

also British sys·tem·atise \ˈsis-tə-mə-ˌtīz\play

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