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categorize Syllabification: cat·e·go·rize
Pronunciation: /ˈkadəɡəˌrīz/

Definition of categorize in English:

verb

[with object]
Place in a particular class or group: odors have been categorized into only seven basic groups
More example sentences
  • Freight was categorised into seven classes, which were analysed using several variables.
  • He was found in possession of crack cocaine, which is categorized as a class A drug.
  • Students are now categorised by class as rigorously as nobles at the court of Louis XIV.
Synonyms
classify, class, group, grade, rate, designate;
order, arrange, sort, rank;
file, catalog, list, index;
typecast, pigeonhole, stereotype

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