What does categorize mean?

Definitions for categorize
ˈkæt ɪ gəˌraɪzcat·e·go·rize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. categorize, categorise(verb)

    place into or assign to a category

    "Children learn early on to categorize"


  1. categorize(Verb)

    To assign a category; to divide into classes.

    First, categorize incoming messages according to the needed actions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Categorize(verb)

    to insert in a category or list; to class; to catalogue

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  1. categorize


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of categorize in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of categorize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of categorize in a Sentence

  1. Public Health Officer Karen Landers:

    The Alabama Department of Public Health will follow its Phase 1a allocation of Covid-19 vaccine and, as necessary, ask providers to sub-categorize persons within Phase 1a based upon supply, for example, healthcare personnel who work in emergency rooms, Covid-19 units, have underlying health problems, or other factors, may receive the initial vaccines.

  2. Betsy Lauppe Rhodes:

    UCMP has been a great partner in that endeavor, they have assembled a tremendous team and lab to prepare and categorize the fossils and make them available for future generations.

  3. Tony Shaffer:

    If they are able to exploit it, that is say break it open and potentially analyze it and categorize it this will give them a great deal of information about how U.S. embassies function.

  4. Charlotte Rampling:

    Why should we always categorize people? I think nowadays we are living in easily offended societies. There will always be someone who's too beautiful, too black or not white enough.

  5. John Gabrieli:

    They answer is there are very great differences. We saw differences that were striking in a number of circuits including those that change in depression, including those involved in feelings, other parts that are involved in thinking. The additional thing besides seeing these differences were that the differences were so strong child by child that that we were very close to perfect with being able to categorize from a brain scan itself whether a child was at risk or not.

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