recategorize

verb
re·​cat·​e·​go·​rize | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈka-ti-gə-ˌrīz \
recategorized; recategorizing; recategorizes

Definition of recategorize

transitive verb

: to put into a different category : reclassify recategorized the drug as a controlled substance Neptune is the eighth and furthest planet from the Sun, since Pluto was recategorized as a dwarf planet.— James L. Chen

Other Words from recategorize

recategorization \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌka-​ti-​gə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun, plural recategorizations
Nye supported the recategorization of Pluto by the International Astronomical Union. Its makeup more closely matches a comet, he said. — Mark Bennett

First Known Use of recategorize

1917, in the meaning defined above

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