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Definition of the verb alphabetize

What does alphabetize mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: alphabetized | alphabetizing | alphabetizes

  1. arrange in alphabetical order
    • example: Alphabetize the list
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • alternative spelling: alphabetise
    • more generic terms: arrange / set up = put into a proper or systematic order
  2. provide with an alphabet

Alternative definition of the verb alphabetize


  1. [US, Canada] To arrange items (i.e. words) in order of the first (and subsequent) letters as they appear in the alphabet.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for alphabetize

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Google previewOffice Practice and Business Procedure (1922)

by Florence E. McGill

To alphabetize means to arrange words alphabetically as, A, B, C, D, E, etc. Strict alphabetic order means that Aa must precede Ab, and Ab must precede Ac, and so on through all the letter combinations as in the following: Aaron, Abraham, ...

Google previewRobert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English (2011)

A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with commentary on lexicographers and linguists by Robert Hartwell Fiske

alphabeticalize Misused for alphabetize t 'JOE JU RVJDLMZ XJUI PVS alphabeticalized list of all the Gateway sites. Use alphabetized t ɨFSF JT an alphabeticalized directory of articles on the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Counseling (2017)

Master Review and Tutorial for the National Counselor Examination, State Counseling Exams, and the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination by Howard Rosenthal, Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Science Howard Rosenthal

The final digits helped alphabetize the titles. (a) The DOT was first published by the U.S. Department of Labor in 1938. The first three digits in a DOT code referred to a. an occupational group. b. career options. c. OOH data. d. the transfer of ...

Google previewDictionary Skills (2007)

Alphabetize these "S" words. And, now, try these uVt words. starfish startle star starch 1. 2. 3. 4. tread treason treasure treat 1.

Google previewDictionary Skills 4-6 (eBook) (1989)

by Sylvia J. Duncan

Alphabetize this ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

alphabetize. alpha betagamma ...

Google previewTake Control: The Mac OS X Lexicon (2009)

by Sharon Zardetto, Andy Baird

Strictly speaking, a program is any set of instructions telling a computer how to do something: alphabetize a list, load a Web page, play a movie. The instructions are carried out in order, one at a time, with decision points that allow the program ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

2, classify, alphabetize, file; string together, register (see LIST); graduate (see DEGREE); regulate, systematize, coordinate, organize, straighten up. Adjectives —arranged, methodical, orderly, tidy, neat, regular, systematic, classified, structured.

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Scrabble value of A1L1P3H4A1B3E1T1I1Z10E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 27 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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