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[kod-uh-fahy, koh-duh-] /ˈkɒd əˌfaɪ, ˈkoʊ də-/
verb (used with object), codified, codifying.
1.
to reduce (laws, rules, etc.) to a code.
2.
to make a digest of; arrange in a systematic collection.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; code + -ify
Related forms
codifiability
[kod-uh-fahy-uh-bil-i-tee, koh-duh-] /ˌkɒd əˌfaɪ əˈbɪl ɪ ti, ˌkoʊ də-/ (Show IPA),
noun
codifier, noun
noncodified, adjective
recodify, verb (used with object), recodified, recodifying.
uncodified, adjective
Synonyms
2. classify, catalog, order, organize, group.
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  • In the drilling safety rule, the government sought to codify some of the voluntary industry standards that already existed.
  • It's not surprising he'd want to codify his perspective.
  • The guidelines, which the administration hopes to codify in a federal regulation later this year, are badly needed.
  • He was the first to codify that dance form by devising a training method for it.
  • In an attempt to codify, and with a small sampling, the tendency is to oversimplify what is uncertain and astoundingly complex.
  • That's sort of a statement of principle that will codify what has become largely accepted anyway.
  • These procedures codify lessons learned from years of experience.
British Dictionary definitions for codify

codify

/ˈkəʊdɪˌfaɪ; ˈkɒ-/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
(transitive) to organize or collect together (laws, rules, procedures, etc) into a system or code
Derived Forms
codifier, noun
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Word Origin and History for codify
v.

c.1800, from code (n.) + -fy. Related: codified; codifying; codification.

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