categorize

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verb cat·e·go·rize \ˈka-ti-gə-ˌrīz\

Definition of categorize

categorized

;

categorizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to put into a category :  classify Birds are categorized by type in this field manual.

categorization

play \ˌka-ti-gə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

categorizable

play \ˌka-ti-gə-ˈrī-zə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of categorize in a sentence

  1. This software lets you categorize your photographs in many different ways.

  2. Their opinions can be categorized as conservative.

  3. Birds are categorized by type in this field guide.

Origin and Etymology of categorize

see category


First Known Use: 1705


CATEGORIZE Defined for English Language Learners

categorize

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verb cat·e·go·rize \ˈka-ti-gə-ˌrīz\

Definition of categorize for English Language Learners

  • : to put (someone or something) into a group of similar people or things : to put (people or things) into categories



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