Definition of "categorize" []

  • To put into a category or categories; classify. (verb-transitive)
  • To place in a category; classify (verb)

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Use "categorize" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "But I agree that it is difficult work to categorize, which is why words like interstitial were invented."
  • "I hate trying to "categorize" people, so please do not get offended by any of the categories."