classify

I
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. arrange, order, pigeonhole, tabulate, organize, distribute, categorize, systematize, assort, sort, coordinate, correlate, incorporate, codify, collocate, label, alphabetize, place in a category, file, range, form into classes, stratify, divide, docket, allocate, number, rate, ticket, class, dispose, assign, rank, catalog, segregate, distinguish, brand, digest, allot, analyze, regiment, name, group, tag, type, put in order, break down, index, grade, match, size, reduce to order, introduce a system; see also file 1 , list 1 .
Ant. disorganize, disorder*, disarrange.
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
categorize, arrange, group, catalog, order, grade, sort, *pigeonhole, type, label, assign, organize, rank, systemize.
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To distribute into groups according to kinds: assort, categorize, class, group, pigeonhole, separate, sort (out). See COLLECT. 2. To assign to a class or classes: categorize, class, distribute, grade, group, pigeonhole, place, range, rank1, rate1. See GROUP, VALUE.

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  • classify — clas‧si‧fy [ˈklæsfaɪ] verb classified PTandPP [transitive] to state officially that something belongs to a particular group or type: classify something as something • a substance that is officially classified as hazardous * * * classify UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • classify — I verb allocate, allot, analyze, apportion, arrange, assort, brand, break down, catalogue, categorize, class, classify as, codify, collocate, coordinate, correlate, dispose, distinguish, distribute, divide, file, form into classes, grade, group,… …   Law dictionary

  • classify as — index classify, constitute (compose) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Classify — Clas si*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Classified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Classifying}.] [L. classis class + fy.] To distribute into classes; to arrange according to a system; to arrange in sets according to some method founded on common properties or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • classify — (v.) 1799, from Fr. classifier, from classe (see CLASS (Cf. class)) + fier (see FY (Cf. fy)). Related: Classified; classifying …   Etymology dictionary

  • classify — pigeonhole, *assort, sort Analogous words: *order, arrange, systematize, methodize, marshal …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • classify — [v] categorize allocate, allot, alphabetize, analyze, arrange, assort, brand, break down, button down*, catalogue, class, codify, collocate, coordinate, correlate, dispose, distinguish, distribute, divide, docket, embody, file, grade, group,… …   New thesaurus

  • classify — ► VERB (classifies, classified) 1) arrange (a group) in classes according to shared characteristics. 2) assign to a particular class or category. 3) designate (documents or information) as officially secret. DERIVATIVES classifiable adjective… …   English terms dictionary

  • classify — [klas′ə fī΄] vt. classified, classifying [< L classis (see CLASS1) + FY] 1. to arrange or group in classes according to some system or principle 2. to place in a class or category 3. to designate (governmental documents, reports, etc.) to be… …   English World dictionary

  • classify — v. 1) (D; tr.) to classify according to (the children were classified according to age) 2) (U; tr.) to classify among, with 3) (D; tr.) to classify as (she was classified as fit for service) 4) (D; tr.) to classify by (to classify books by… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • classify */*/ — UK [ˈklæsɪfaɪ] / US [ˈklæsɪˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms classify : present tense I/you/we/they classify he/she/it classifies present participle classifying past tense classified past participle classified 1) a) to put people or things into… …   English dictionary

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