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categorize

cat·e·go·rize

categorize

 
pronunciation:
kae t g raIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: categorized, categorizes, categorizing
definition 1: to arrange by categories; classify.
She categorizes her clothes into three groups: work clothes, stay-at-home clothes, and dating clothes.
similar words:
class, classify, codify, coordinate, designate, grade, graduate, group, place, type
definition 2: to describe or understand by assigning to a category.
Once he's categorized someone, he finds it hard to change his view of them.
similar words:
label
Word Parts
The word categorize contains the following part:
-ize, -ise Greek verb-forming suffix that means to turn into or cause to be
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The suffix -ize , -ise forms transitive verbs from adjectives (civilize ) and nouns (crystallize ). The oldest English verbs ending in -ize were loanwords from Greek (baptize , catechize ).