categorize

[kat-i-guh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), categorized, categorizing.
1.
to arrange in categories or classes; classify.
2.
to describe by labeling or giving a name to; characterize.
Also, especially British, categorise.


Origin:
1695–1705; categor(y) + -ize

categorist [kat-i-gawr-ist, -gohr-] , noun
categorization, noun
decategorization, noun
decategorize, verb (used with object), decategorized, decategorizing.
miscategorize, verb (used with object), miscategorized, miscategorizing.
miscategorized, adjective
recategorize, verb (used with object), recategorized, recategorizing.
subcategorization, noun
uncategorized, adjective
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categorize or categorise (ˈkætɪɡəˌraɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to place in a category; classify
 
categorise or categorise
 
vb
 
categori'zation or categorise
 
n
 
categori'sation or categorise
 
n

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Example sentences
Elephants, he added, categorize each group of people differently.
Collect and categorize things, and use them to practice counting.
In the olden days, librarians were expected to use intuition to categorize
  books.
In my world the easiest way to categorize people is by headroom needs.
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