an·​thol·​o·​gize | \-ˌjīz \
anthologized; anthologizing

Definition of anthologize 

transitive verb

: to compile, publish, or include in an anthology

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anthologizer \ -​ˌjī-​zər \ noun

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collect, compile

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Examples of anthologize in a Sentence

anthologized an impressive array of essays championing freedom of the press

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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, "Harlan Ellison’s Death Raises a #MeToo Quandary," 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, "'Girls' burns with intensity as two teen friends in India face abuse," 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, "Capturing a Spiritual Father’s Freedom and Wisdom," 12 Jan. 2018 Femme bodies are anthologized, fetishized, and glorified, but they are never embraced with a totality of their existence. Fariha Roisin, Allure, "We Need to Talk About Thinness and the Privileges That It Gives," 18 Dec. 2017 Ray faded in the 1960s, died in 1990, and, in the ultimate sign of obscurity, has yet to be anthologized with a box set. David Patrick Stearns,, "It's summertime, and the LPs in our classical critic's shopping cart are quirky," 28 July 2017 Just in time to surf the wake of the latest Star Wars film comes GALACTIC EMPIRES (Night Shade, paper, $17.99), a collection of compact space epics anthologized by Neil Clarke and written by some of the biggest stars and up-and-comers in the genre. N.k. Jemisin, New York Times, "The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy," 27 Jan. 2017 This is path-breaking work that rarely gets anthologized, a pattern of omission that implies that rock and roll only became the object of meaningful reflection when Serious Adults started caring about it—a notion that is both inaccurate and unfun. Jack Hamilton, The New Yorker, "The Trouble with Building a Rock-Writing Canon," 8 June 2017 There is a chapter on taquitos here that deserves to be widely anthologized. Dwight Garner, New York Times, "Eve Babitz, a Glamour Girl Who Refused to Be Dull," 4 May 2017

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1892, in the meaning defined above

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