order, arrange, marshal, organize, systematize, methodize mean to put persons or things into their proper places in relation to each other. order suggests a straightening out so as to eliminate confusion.
ordered her business affairsarrange implies a setting in sequence, relationship, or adjustment.
arranged the files numericallymarshal suggests gathering and arranging in preparation for a particular operation or effective use.
marshaling the facts for argumentorganize implies arranging so that the whole aggregate works as a unit with each element having a proper function.
organized the volunteers into teamssystematize implies arranging according to a predetermined scheme.
systematized billing proceduresmethodize suggests imposing an orderly procedure rather than a fixed scheme.
methodizes every aspect of daily living
Examples of systematize in a Sentence
The country is systematizing yearly exams for high-school students.
The computer program systematizes the data and enters it into a table.
Recent Examples on the WebTime’s Up will hire an outside consultant, one that hasn’t been chosen yet, to help work through its problems and systematize the conflicts of interest that have caused the current uproar.
Kate Aurthur, Variety, 23 Aug. 2021 The nineteenth-century idea of domestic science was an attempt to systematize the tasks and duties of the housewife.
Hari Kunzru, Harper's Magazine, 27 Apr. 2021 Johann Joachim Winckelmann, scholar of the German Enlightenment, who in the late 18th century was the first to systematize the art of the past.
Jason Farago, New York Times, 12 Mar. 2021 Because innovation can resemble an evolutionary process, attempts by both economists and policy-makers to systematize it are unlikely to succeed anytime soon.
Philip Cross, National Review, 30 Dec. 2020 What at first feels artificial to us gradually proves its function as Majella’s effort to systematize the chaos swirling around her.
Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2020 As the field has become increasingly specialized and systematized in the modern era, these figures have stood out more conspicuously, coming to represent a tradition of their own.
Christopher Beha, Harper's Magazine, 27 Apr. 2020 Big employers like Google and Unilever are trying to systematize the process as much as possible, to eliminate hiring bias and to ensure prospects are evaluated only on the background and attributes relevant for the job.
Oliver Staley, Quartz at Work, 24 Oct. 2019 European migration policies have turned slavery, extortion, monetized torture—and for women, systematized rape—into a thriving economy valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Ben Ehrenreich, The New Republic, 17 Oct. 2019
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