categorize

[[t]kæ̱tɪgəraɪz[/t]]
categorizes, categorizing, categorized
If you categorize people or things, you divide them into sets or you say which set they belong to.

[V n] Lindsay, like his films, is hard to categorise...

[V n as n] Make a list of your child's toys and then categorise them as sociable or antisocial...

[V-ing] These statements perpetuate the labeling, categorizing and discrimination of people.

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categorization [[t]kæ̱tɪgəraɪze͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] plural N-VAR

Her first novel defies easy categorisation.

...the categorisation of new types of missiles.

(in BRIT, also use categorise)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • categorize — UK US (UK also categorise) /ˈkætəgəraɪz/ verb [T] ► to put people or things into groups of people or things that have the same features: categorize sb/sth as sth »You can categorize your company s strategy as a reactor, defender, analyzer, or… …   Financial and business terms

  • Categorize — Cat e*go*rize, v. t. To insert in a category or list; to class; to catalogue. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • categorize — index classify, codify, file (arrange), index (docket), organize (arrange), pigeonhole …   Law dictionary

  • categorize — (v.) 1705, from CATEGORY (Cf. category) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Categorized; categorizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • categorize — (Amer.) v. arrange in groups, classify, place into a category, sort (also categorise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • categorize — [v] sort by type, classification assort, button down*, class, classify, group, identify, peg*, pigeonhole*, put down as, rank, tab, typecast; concept 39 …   New thesaurus

  • categorize — (also categorise) ► VERB ▪ place in a particular category; classify. DERIVATIVES categorization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • categorize — [kat′ə gə rīz΄] vt. categorized, categorizing to place in a category; classify categorization [kat΄əgôr΄ə zā′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • categorize — (BrE also ise) verb ADVERB ▪ broadly, generally VERB + CATEGORIZE ▪ be difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to ▪ Her work is difficult to cat …   Collocations dictionary

  • categorize — UK [ˈkætɪɡəraɪz] / US [ˈkætəɡəˌraɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms categorize : present tense I/you/we/they categorize he/she/it categorizes present participle categorizing past tense categorized past participle categorized to put people or things …   English dictionary

  • categorize — verb To assign a category; to divide into classes. First, categorize incoming messages according to the needed actions. See Also: category, categorisation, categorization …   Wiktionary

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