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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To put into a category or categories; classify.

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  • v. To assign a category; to divide into classes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To insert in a category or list; to class; to catalogue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To place in a category or list; classify.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. place into or assign to a category

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Examples

  • Homophobia is also a social ill, and to dismiss the ads and the idea of same sex marriage as "silly" is to once again categorize gays and lesbians as second-class citizens, unworthy of the equal protections of the laws of this country.

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  • But I agree that it is difficult work to categorize, which is why words like interstitial were invented.

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  • I hate trying to "categorize" people, so please do not get offended by any of the categories.

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  • Do you kind of categorize these animals, like we found this pet in the Lower Ninth Ward area or we found this pet in the Slidell area?

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  • I kind of categorize them because I'm an anthropologist.

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  • Feel free to use your creativity on how to best "categorize" your short film that tells the story of success or progress in developing countries.

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  • Childress admits he doesn't know how to "categorize" this situation given it isn't exactly the norm.

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  • Basically, tags give Quicken users a way to "categorize" transactions outside of, and across, categories.

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  • So the bees could learn to distinguish patterns that were organised like faces, but could they learn to 'categorize' faces?

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  • It has a very strong ROI, I kind of categorize the wireless more or less in the same category maybe not quite the same category as video, but certainly of the three probably the strongest value proposition.

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