alphabetize

[al-fuh-bi-tahyz]
verb (used with object), alphabetized, alphabetizing.
1.
to put or arrange in alphabetical order.
2.
to express by or furnish with an alphabet.
Also, especially British, alphabetise.


Origin:
1865–70; alphabet + -ize

alphabetization [al-fuh-bet-uh-zey-shuhn, -bi-tuh-] , noun
alphabetizer, noun
misalphabetize, verb (used with object), misalphabetized, misalphabetizing.
unalphabetized, adjective
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alphabetize or alphabetise (ˈælfəbəˌtaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to arrange in conventional alphabetical order
2.  to express by an alphabet
 
alphabetise or alphabetise
 
vb
 
alphabeti'zation or alphabetise
 
n
 
alphabeti'sation or alphabetise
 
n
 
'alphabetizer or alphabetise
 
n
 
'alphabetiser or alphabetise
 
n

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Example sentences
Alphabetize by arranging files in unit-by-unit order and alphabetically within
  each unit.
Apply alphabetic order to locate words in resources limited ability to
  alphabetize a given list of words.
Take a company that wants to alphabetize a list of thousands of contacts.
When two authors have the same last name, alphabetize according to the first
  names.
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