Definition of codify in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkädəˌfī/
Pronunciation: /ˈkōdəˌfī/

verb (codifies, codifying, codified)

[with object]
1Arrange (laws or rules) into a systematic code.
Example sentences
  • He even wanted to codify the common law, overstating, like all good reformers, the possible objectives of reform.
  • These provisions fully support the view that certain articles of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea codify customary law.
  • In fact, proper legislation simply codified laws that were pre-existent.
systematize, systemize, organize, arrange, order, structure;
tabulate, catalog, list, sort, index, classify, categorize, file, log
1.1Arrange according to a plan or system: Verdi helped codify an international operatic culture
More example sentences
  • Now Republican leaders in the Senate plan to codify these ties.
  • To ensure visibility, we must codify these requirements in existing operation plans.
  • It is an attempt to codify international relations in the post-Cold War era, institutionalising the political effects of globalisation.



Pronunciation: /ˈkädəˌfī(ə)r/
Pronunciation: /ˈkōdəˌfī(ə)r/
Example sentences
  • The ancient codifiers of Hindu medicine carefully considered and documented the ethics of their profession and its various medical procedures.
  • In contrast, George finds great kinship in the pristine and untainted teachings of the Hebrew codifier, Moses.
  • The codifier of yoga said, ‘This is a steady, comfortable pose.’

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Syllabification: cod·i·fy

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