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Definition of the verb categorize

What does categorize mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: categorized | categorizing | categorizes

  1. place into or assign to a category
    • example: Children learn early on to categorize
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]The curator classified the artifacts
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, not sentential clause]She classified the works as 'dangerous'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] in [Destination]She classified the articles into different genres

      Verbs with Predicative Complements (with the same syntax): bracket, catalogue, chunk, class, classify, code, grade, group, isolate, lump, number, reclassify, recode, regroup, separate, sort, sort out.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • alternative spelling: categorise
    • more generic word: reason = think logically
    • more specific terms: classify / separate / sort out / assort / class / sort = arrange or order by classes or categories
    • entailment: compare = examine and note the similarities or differences of

Alternative definition of the verb categorize


  1. [transitive] To assign a category; to divide into classes.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for categorize

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Google previewAristotle (1872)

by George Grote

The treatise called the Categorize is a theory of significant " Aristot. De Interpret, p . 17, a. 1 : Xoyos airofyavriKos. Ch. IV. LANGUAGE BOTH SUBJECTIVE AND OBJECTIVE. 157 names subjicible 156 DE INTERPRETATIONS Chap. IV.

Google previewPrison Profiteers (2009)

Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration by Tara Herivel, Paul Wright

More difficult to categorize is the related transference of public wealth to the prison context, such as the siphoning of public monies as politicians and bankers fund private prison ventures with statefinanced bonds. This volume takes a first step ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology (2016)

by Harold L. Miller, Jr.

For example, research has demonstrated that there is consistency in how people from diverse cultures categorize living things (e.g., based on a hierarchical taxonomy). Despite this consistency, developmental evidence has also demonstrated ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Machine Learning (2011)

by Claude Sammut, Geoffrey I. Webb

is achieved by man's capacity to categorize. To categorize is to render discriminably different things equivalent, to group objects and events and people around us into classes... The process of ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Semantics (2010)

by Keith Allan

Relational classifiers categorize the ways in which noun referents relate to, or can be manipulated by, the possessor – whether they are to be eaten, drunk, worn, etc. They tend to occur in languages that distinguish alienable and inalienable ...

Google previewCovering American Politics in the 21st Century: An Encyclopedia of News Media Titans, Trends, and Controversies [2 volumes] (2016)

by Lee Banville

AMERICAN COMMUNITIES PROJECT Political reporters are always trying to better understand the American electorate and what drives them politically; in doing so, they often seek to categorize Americans by place. The idea of “Red States” ...

Google previewStructuring the Lexicon (2010)

A Clustered Model for Near-synonymy by Dagmar Divjak

the ability to categorize, is one of the fundamental qualities of human cognition that is most pervasively present in language. Categorization is not a matter to be ...

Google previewThe MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders (2004)

by Raymond D. Kent, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

At 7 months, infants categorize octave tonal complexes by fundamental frequency, ...

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Never categorize yourself, society does that to you, don't do it to yourself. (Jason Priestley)
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Scrabble value of C3A1T1E1G2O1R1I1Z10E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 22 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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