an·​thol·​o·​gize | \ an-ˈthä-lə-ˌjīz How to pronounce anthologize (audio) \
anthologized; anthologizing

Definition of anthologize

transitive verb

: to compile, publish, or include in an anthology

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anthologizer \ an-​ˈthä-​lə-​ˌjī-​zər How to pronounce anthologize (audio) \ noun

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anthologized an impressive array of essays championing freedom of the press
Recent Examples on the Web Though not a household name, Adams has been widely anthologized alongside the greats of the short story, such as John Cheever, Raymond Carver (Sklenicka’s previous subject), Joyce Carol Oates, and Lorrie Moore. Rumaan Alam, The New Republic, 9 Jan. 2020 Secrets soon to be anthologized in the Best Teen Writing of 2010. Emi Nietfeld, Longreads, 13 Dec. 2019 Her work is widely taught and anthologized around the world. Longreads, 7 June 2018 His work has been anthologized by the Best American Science and Nature Writing series. Ferris Jabr, Harper's magazine, 10 Mar. 2019 The hymnbooks’ most popular items were anthologized in school readers and spellers, and missionaries and preachers distributed hymnbooks to the poor for the purpose of encouraging literacy. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 23 Dec. 2018 They weren’t just anthologized once or twice in prestigious mainstream publications, but rather won a more lasting name among fiction lovers. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, 2 July 2018 Rao, who won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction and was anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2015, is clearly a writer of great ambition. Ann Levin, USA TODAY, 13 Mar. 2018 But although an anthology of his Catholic Eye columns, Pins in the Liberal Balloon, was published in 1990, Canavan continued writing columns for nearly 20 years after that book was published, and none of those later columns were anthologized. Nr Interview, National Review, 12 Jan. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of anthologize

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anthologize

anthology + -ize

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