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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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British Dictionary definitions for decategorize

categorize

/ˈkætɪɡəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to place in a category; classify
Derived Forms
categorization, categorisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for decategorize

categorize

v.

1705, from category + -ize. Related: Categorized; categorizing.

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