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systematize

verb

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to put into a particular arrangement
  • Carl Linnaeus was the first to systematize the plant and animal kingdoms by creating a uniform system for naming genera and species of organisms

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How does the verb systematize contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of systematize are arrange, marshal, methodize, order, and organize. While all these words mean "to put persons or things into their proper places in relation to each other," systematize implies arranging according to a predetermined scheme.

systematized billing procedures

When is it sensible to use arrange instead of systematize?

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

arranged the files numerically

In what contexts can marshal take the place of systematize?

In some situations, the words marshal and systematize are roughly equivalent. However, marshal suggests gathering and arranging in preparation for a particular operation or effective use.

marshaling the facts for argument

Where would methodize be a reasonable alternative to systematize?

While in some cases nearly identical to systematize, methodize suggests imposing an orderly procedure rather than a fixed scheme.

methodizes every aspect of daily living

When can order be used instead of systematize?

While the synonyms order and systematize are close in meaning, order suggests a straightening out so as to eliminate confusion.

ordered her business affairs

When is organize a more appropriate choice than systematize?

The synonyms organize and systematize are sometimes interchangeable, but organize implies arranging so that the whole aggregate works as a unit with each element having a proper function.

organized the volunteers into teams

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The first known use of systematize was in 1751

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“Systematize.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/systematize. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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