from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To arrange in a hierarchy.
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- v. To establish a hierarchy
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Mr Edwards may also be interested to know that, far from being an American neologism coined by Professor Churchwell, hierarchize has been with us for over 100 years at least since its use in the Pall Mall Gazette in 1884.
Dan do you mean an underlying principle involved in the tendency to hierarchize?
Susan, do you mean an underlying principle involved in the tendency to hierarchize?
The "Gigantic Overarching Question" --- what constitutes "human"/"humanity", and once we define it, how can/do we hierarchize ourselves --- didn't do it for me.
SEMBER: If I were to hierarchize these things, I would probably say that we are activists first and foremost.