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sort

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sort

  1. 1 a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common I prefer jackets with zippers to the sort that close with buttons Synonyms of sort breed, class, description, feather, genre, ilk, kidney, kind, like, manner, nature, order, species, strain, stripe, type, variety Words Related to sort model; sample, specimen; bracket, bunch, category, division, family, grade, group, grouping, lot, persuasion, rank(s), set, suite

  2. 2 a member of the human race he's a decent sort Synonyms of sort baby, being, bird, bod [British], body, character, cookie (or cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, human, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wightWords Related to sort hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebodyNear Antonyms of sort animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter

Synonym Discussion of sort

type, kind, sort, nature, description, character mean a number of individuals thought of as a group because of a common quality or qualities. type may suggest strong and clearly marked similarity throughout the items included so that each is typical of the group.
    • one of three basic body types
kind may suggest natural grouping.
    • a zoo seemingly having animals of every kind
sort often suggests some disparagement.
    • the sort of newspaper dealing in sensational stories
nature may imply inherent, essential resemblance rather than obvious or superficial likenesses.
    • two problems of a similar nature
description implies a group marked by agreement in all details belonging to a type as described or defined.
    • not all acts of that description are actually illegal
character implies a group marked by distinctive likenesses peculiar to the type.
    • research on the subject so far has been of an elementary character

sort

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sort

  1. 1 to come or be together as friends you should be careful about whom you sort with Synonyms of sort chum, company, consociate, consort, fraternize, hang (around or out), hobnob, hook up, mess around, pal (around), run, associate, travelWords Related to sort affiliate, ally, attach, band, bond, club, collaborate, collude, confederate, conjoin, connect, cooperate, couple, gang, get along, get on, group, interrelate, join, knot, league, link, mingle, mix, rally, relate, side, socialize, team, tie, wed; befriend, friendNear Antonyms of sort avoid, cold-shoulder, shun, snub; alienate, estrange; break up, disband, disperse, split (up); disjoin, dissociate, disunite, divorce, sever, split, sunder

  2. 2 to be in agreement on every point that doesn't sort with what you said the last time Synonyms of sort accord, agree, answer, chord, cohere, coincide, comport, conform, consist, correspond, dovetail, fit, go, harmonize, jibe, rhyme (also rime), check, square, tallyWords Related to sort equal, match, parallel; align (also aline), line up, registerNear Antonyms of sort contradict, dispute, gainsay; negate, nullify; clash, conflict, jarAntonyms of sort differ (from), disagree (with)

  3. 3 to arrange or assign according to type sorted the mail into bills to be paid and junk to be thrown out Synonyms of sort assort, break down, categorize, class, codify, compartment, compartmentalize, digest, distinguish, distribute, grade, group, peg, place, range, rank, relegate, separate, classify, typeWords Related to sort array, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, systematize; alphabetize, catalog (or catalogue), file, index, list, refer; pigeonhole, shelve; identify, recognize; cull, screen, set, sieve, sift, winnow; clump, cluster, colligate; recategorize, reclassify, regroup; subcategorizeNear Antonyms of sort confuse, disarrange, jumble, lump, mix (up), scramble; misclassify, missort, mistype



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