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Definition of "classify" []

  • To arrange or organize according to class or category. (verb-transitive)
  • To designate (a document, for example) as confidential, secret, or top secret. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "classify" in a sentence
  • "When the local board reopens the registrant's classification, it shall consider the new information which it has received and shall again classify the registrant in the same manner as if he had never before been classified."
  • "I could easily classify her as a timeless Flemish Mysthic if I wouldn't be afraid to use the word classify in her case."
  • "(c) After the registrant has appeared before the member or members of the local board designated for the purpose, the local board shall consider the new information which it receives and shall again classify the registrant in the same manner as if he had never before been classified."