alphabetize

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

Definition of alphabetize

alphabetized; alphabetizing
1 : to arrange alphabetically
2 : to furnish with an alphabet

alphabetizer

noun

Examples of alphabetize in a Sentence

  1. alphabetize the words on the list

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First Known Use of alphabetize

1691

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ALPHABETIZE Defined for English Language Learners

alphabetize

Definition of alphabetize for English Language Learners

  • : to arrange (items) in alphabetical order


ALPHABETIZE Defined for Kids

alphabetize

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

Definition of alphabetize for Students

alphabetized; alphabetizing
: to arrange in alphabetical order


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