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Definition 1: arrange or order by classes or categories - [verb of cognition]

Samples where classify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?

Synonyms for classify in the sense of this definition

(classify is a kind of ...) place into or assign to a category

"Children learn early on to categorize"

(... is a kind of classify ) separate or classify into units

"The hospital was unitized for efficiency"

(... is a kind of classify ) determine the grade of or assign a grade to

(... is a kind of classify ) arrange into a group or groups

"Can you group these shapes together?"

(... is a kind of classify ) treat or classify according to a mental stereotype

"I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"

(... is a kind of classify ) divide into two opposing groups or kinds

(... is a kind of classify ) sort according to size

(... is a kind of classify ) classify anew, change the previous classification

"The zoologists had to reclassify the mollusks after they found new species"

(... is a kind of classify ) think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another

"This plant can be referred to a known species"

(... is a kind of classify ) separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them

(... is a kind of classify ) make an itemized list or catalog of; classify

"He is cataloguing his photographic negatives"

(... is a kind of classify ) put into a group

"The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"

(classify implies ...) examine and note the similarities or differences of

"John compared his haircut to his friend's" "We compared notes after we had both seen the movie"

Definition 2: assign to a class or kind - [verb of cognition]

Samples where classify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • How should algae be classified?
  • People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms

Synonyms for classify in the sense of this definition

(classify is a kind of ...) decide as to where something belongs in a scheme

"The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"

Samples where classify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Classify these documents

(classify is a kind of ...) place under restrictions; limit access to by law

"this substance is controlled" "that area is restricted to security personnel only"

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