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
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.
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