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methodize

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How does the verb methodize contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of methodize are arrange, marshal, order, organize, and systematize. While all these words mean "to put persons or things into their proper places in relation to each other," methodize suggests imposing an orderly procedure rather than a fixed scheme.

methodizes every aspect of daily living

In what contexts can arrange take the place of methodize?

The words arrange and methodize are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, arrange implies a setting in sequence, relationship, or adjustment.

arranged the files numerically

When might marshal be a better fit than methodize?

The synonyms marshal and methodize are sometimes interchangeable, but marshal suggests gathering and arranging in preparation for a particular operation or effective use.

marshaling the facts for argument

When can order be used instead of methodize?

Although the words order and methodize have much in common, order suggests a straightening out so as to eliminate confusion.

ordered her business affairs

When would organize be a good substitute for methodize?

While in some cases nearly identical to methodize, organize implies arranging so that the whole aggregate works as a unit with each element having a proper function.

organized the volunteers into teams

When is it sensible to use systematize instead of methodize?

In some situations, the words systematize and methodize are roughly equivalent. However, systematize implies arranging according to a predetermined scheme.

systematized billing procedures

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The first known use of methodize was circa 1586

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“Methodize.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/methodize. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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