systematize

verb
sys·​tem·​a·​tize | \ ˈsi-stə-mə-ˌtīz How to pronounce systematize (audio) \
systematized; systematizing

Definition of systematize

transitive verb

: to arrange in accord with a definite plan or scheme : order systematically the need to systematize their work

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Other Words from systematize

systematization \ ˌsi-​stə-​mə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce systematization (audio) , si-​ˌste-​mə-​ \ noun
systematizer noun

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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 affairs arrange implies a setting in sequence, relationship, or adjustment. arranged the files numerically marshal suggests gathering and arranging in preparation for a particular operation or effective use. marshaling the facts for argument organize implies arranging so that the whole aggregate works as a unit with each element having a proper function. organized the volunteers into teams systematize implies arranging according to a predetermined scheme. systematized billing procedures methodize 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 Web 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, "Inside the effort to rescue Europe’s unwelcome immigrants," 17 Oct. 2019 Deming’s methods became systematized into Six Sigma at Motorola, a consumer electronics company battered by Japanese competition. Oliver Staley, Quartz at Work, "Whatever happened to Six Sigma?," 3 Sep. 2019 But then pundits come along and try to systematize sports data. oregonlive, "Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal is the rivalry that resonates, no matter what the data says about Nadal-Novak Djokovic," 30 Aug. 2019 According to Connell, that push for mass production systematized the construction industry, leaving no room for deconstruction. Teresa L. Carey, Smithsonian, "How Women Are Leading the Charge to Recycle Whole Houses," 25 July 2019 What Big Hit Entertainment did, however, was to systematize these elements in BTS, and market them hard. Aja Romano, Vox, "BTS, the band that changed K-pop, explained," 24 Aug. 2018 When the sun glides into Virgo, the radiant star is inspired to systematize its creative pursuits. Allure, "How the Sun's Position In Your Birth Chart Affects Your Zodiac Sign," 14 Aug. 2018 Information was stored and systematized in expanding libraries. Henry A. Kissinger, The Atlantic, "How the Enlightenment Ends," 15 May 2018 Its effects are steadily being systematized—not merely in workplaces or on Hollywood red carpets, but also in courtrooms. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "Bill Cosby and the Slow Death of Celebrity Impunity," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of systematize

1751, in the meaning defined above

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systematize

verb
How to pronounce systematize (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of systematize

formal
: to make (something) into a system
: to organize (something) by using a system

systematize

transitive verb
sys·​tem·​atize
variants: also British systematise \ ˈsis-​tə-​mə-​ˌtīz How to pronounce systematise (audio) \
systematized also British systematised; systematizing also British systematising

Medical Definition of systematize

: to arrange in accord with a definite plan or scheme : order systematically a patient with systematized delusions

Other Words from systematize

systematization also British systematisation \ ˌsis-​tə-​mət-​ə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce systematisation (audio) , sis-​ˌtem-​ət-​ How to pronounce systematisation (audio) \ noun

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