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categorize

[kat-i-guh-rahyz] /ˈkæt ɪ gəˌraɪz/
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
1695-1705; categor(y) + -ize
Related forms
categorist
[kat-i-gawr-ist, -gohr-] /ˈkæt ɪˌgɔr ɪst, -ˌgoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
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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Examples for categorized
  • Here are some good choices, loosely categorized by type.
  • One group counted all the streams across the glacier and categorized them into three sets of streams: large, medium or small.
  • They can be categorized as militarism, alliances, imperialism and nationalism.
  • When categorized together, target revenues necessitate taxing the affluent at the same inflated rate as the filthy rich.
  • But open your mouth, and you were instantly categorized.
  • The effect is to inflate the number of staff categorized as administrators and distort the true picture.
  • All of these submissions had to be viewed, categorized, and filed for possible consideration by the team.
  • These uses may generally be categorized as relationship maintenance uses and promotional uses.
  • Historically, dogs were mostly categorized by general type.
  • The population can be categorized in hundreds and thousands of ways.
British Dictionary definitions for categorized

categorize

/ˈkætɪɡəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to place in a category; classify
Derived Forms
categorization, categorisation, noun
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