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systematize

[sis-tuh-muh-tahyz] /ˈsɪs tə məˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), systematized, systematizing.
1.
to arrange in or according to a system; reduce to a system; make systematic.
Also, systemize; especially British, systematise.
Origin of systematize
1755-1765
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
Synonyms
organize, order, articulate.
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  • "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
British Dictionary definitions for systematize

systematize

/ˈsɪstɪməˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
(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
v.

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

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