transitive verb
lem·​ma·​tize | \ ˈleməˌtīz, -ətˌīz \

Definition of lemmatize

: to sort (words in a corpus) in order to group with a lemma all its variant and inflected forms

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Other Words from lemmatize

lemmatization \ ˌlemətə̇ˈzāshən , -​ə‧ˌtīˈz-​ \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for lemmatize

New Latin lemmat-, lemma lemma + English -ize

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“Lemmatize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lemmatize. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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