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[sis-tuh-muh-tahyz] /ˈsɪs tə məˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), systematized, systematizing.
to arrange in or according to a system; reduce to a system; make systematic.
Also, systemize; especially British, systematise.
Origin of systematize
1755-65; < Greek systēmat- (stem of sýstēma) system + -ize
Related forms
systematization, noun
systematizer, noun
nonsystematized, adjective
oversystematize, verb (used with object), oversystematized, oversystematizing.
quasi-systematized, adjective
resystematization, noun
resystematize, verb (used with object), resystematized, resystematizing.
unsystematized, adjective
unsystematizing, adjective
well-systematized, adjective
organize, order, articulate. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for systematize
Contemporary Examples
  • "We need to systematize what we do for young women," said Carol Lancaster, dean of Georgetown's School of Foreign Service.

    The New Activism Tom Watson November 4, 2009
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British Dictionary definitions for systematize


(transitive) to arrange in a system
Derived Forms
systematization, systematisation, systemization, systemisation, noun
systematizer, systematiser, systemizer, systemiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for systematize

1760s, from system (Greek stem systemat-) + -ize. Related: Systematized; systematizing.

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