categorize UK US (UK also categorise) /ˈkætəgəraɪz/ verb [T]
to put people or things into groups of people or things that have the same features: categorize sb/sth as sth »

You can categorize your company's strategy as a reactor, defender, analyzer, or prospector.

categorize sth into sth »

The Trade Reform Programme can be categorized into six major areas of activity.

be categorized by sth »

The view that people are best categorized by their socioeconomic status has never been popular in the United States.

categorization (UK also categorisation) /ˌkætəgəraɪˈzeɪʃən/ US  /ˌkæṱəgəraɪ-/ noun [C or U]

These are categorizations used in economic statistics.


Is the government going to embrace racial categorization of citizens, or reject it and treat Americans equally under the law?

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • categorize — (Amer.) v. arrange in groups, classify, place into a category, sort (also categorise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • categorize — (also categorise) ► VERB ▪ place in a particular category; classify. DERIVATIVES categorization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • categorize — [kat′ə gə rīz΄] vt. categorized, categorizing to place in a category; classify categorization [kat΄əgôr΄ə zā′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • categorize — (BrE also ise) verb ADVERB ▪ broadly, generally VERB + CATEGORIZE ▪ be difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to ▪ Her work is difficult to cat …   Collocations dictionary

  • categorize — UK [ˈkætɪɡəraɪz] / US [ˈkætəɡəˌraɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms categorize : present tense I/you/we/they categorize he/she/it categorizes present participle categorizing past tense categorized past participle categorized to put people or things …   English dictionary

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