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Definitions for compartmentalize
kəm pɑrtˈmɛn tlˌaɪz, ˌkɒm pɑrt-com·part·men·tal·ize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compartmentalize, compartmentalise, cut upverb

    separate into isolated compartments or categories

    "You cannot compartmentalize your life like this!"


  1. compartmentalizeverb

    To separate something into different categories or compartments.


  1. compartmentalize

    Compartmentalize is a psychological concept or coping mechanism where one separates certain areas, aspects, or emotions of their life from one another, preventing them from intersecting or affecting each other. It's like dividing one's mind or life into separate compartments or boxes. In the more general sense, to compartmentalize can also refer to placing things into different categories or sections for better organization or structure.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compartmentalize in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compartmentalize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of compartmentalize in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    I continue to hold out the prospect of Russia taking a diplomatic offering from what they've done in Ukraine. I think, to their credit, they've been able to compartmentalize and continue to work with us on issues like Iran's nuclear program.

  2. Dawn Staley:

    I pray every day for Free Brittney ' because I know Free Brittney ', I know Free Brittney ' heart, and guess what ? Brittney's gon na handle this situation because as women we're gon na find a way, we're gon na compartmentalize. No matter what Free Brittney ''s going through, there's a place in Free Brittney ' heart and Free Brittney ' mind that will push Free Brittney ' over the top to handle whatever Free Brittney ' needs to handle. ... I think it's for all of us to do what we need to do to get Free Brittney ' out of it - get all Americans out of Russia, with the quickness.

  3. Candi Gauff:

    We try to compartmentalize, and keeping school and her tennis life separate was important to us.

  4. Saman Vakil:

    The US is trying to compartmentalize regional issues from the nuclear ones, iran's accelerating nuclear program remains a problem if not a crisis for the international community.

  5. Steven Lamm:

    The trick is learning how to condition or compartmentalize your response.

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