classify

  • 1 classify — clas‧si‧fy [ˈklæsfaɪ] verb classified PTandPP [transitive] to state officially that something belongs to a particular group or type: classify something as something • a substance that is officially classified as hazardous * * * classify UK US… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 classify — I verb allocate, allot, analyze, apportion, arrange, assort, brand, break down, catalogue, categorize, class, classify as, codify, collocate, coordinate, correlate, dispose, distinguish, distribute, divide, file, form into classes, grade, group,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 classify as — index classify, constitute (compose) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Classify — Clas si*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Classified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Classifying}.] [L. classis class + fy.] To distribute into classes; to arrange according to a system; to arrange in sets according to some method founded on common properties or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 classify — (v.) 1799, from Fr. classifier, from classe (see CLASS (Cf. class)) + fier (see FY (Cf. fy)). Related: Classified; classifying …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 classify — pigeonhole, *assort, sort Analogous words: *order, arrange, systematize, methodize, marshal …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 classify — [v] categorize allocate, allot, alphabetize, analyze, arrange, assort, brand, break down, button down*, catalogue, class, codify, collocate, coordinate, correlate, dispose, distinguish, distribute, divide, docket, embody, file, grade, group,… …

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  • 8 classify — ► VERB (classifies, classified) 1) arrange (a group) in classes according to shared characteristics. 2) assign to a particular class or category. 3) designate (documents or information) as officially secret. DERIVATIVES classifiable adjective… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 classify — [klas′ə fī΄] vt. classified, classifying [< L classis (see CLASS1) + FY] 1. to arrange or group in classes according to some system or principle 2. to place in a class or category 3. to designate (governmental documents, reports, etc.) to be… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 classify — v. 1) (D; tr.) to classify according to (the children were classified according to age) 2) (U; tr.) to classify among, with 3) (D; tr.) to classify as (she was classified as fit for service) 4) (D; tr.) to classify by (to classify books by… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 classify */*/ — UK [ˈklæsɪfaɪ] / US [ˈklæsɪˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms classify : present tense I/you/we/they classify he/she/it classifies present participle classifying past tense classified past participle classified 1) a) to put people or things into… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 classify — 01. The band s music can t really be [classified]; it s both jazz and rock, with a little bit of folk thrown in the mix. 02. The government has announced plans to [classify] videos so that parents will know if a film is okay for young viewers. 03 …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 classify — clas|si|fy [ˈklæsıfaı] v past tense and past participle classified present participle classifying third person singular classifies [T] 1.) to decide what group something belongs to →↑classification classify sth as/under sth ▪ In law, beer is… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 classify — clas|si|fy [ klæsı,faı ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to put people or things into particular groups according to the features that they have: classify someone/something according to something: In the study families are classified according to their… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 classify — verb a) To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize Should we classify make up as an idiom or as a phrasal verb? b) To declare something a …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 classify — [[t]klæ̱sɪfaɪ[/t]] classifies, classifying, classified VERB To classify things means to divide them into groups or types so that things with similar characteristics are in the same group. [V n] It is necessary initially to classify the headaches… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 classify — clas·si·fy klas ə .fī vt, fied; fy·ing to arrange in classes that have systematic relations usu. founded on common properties <how would you classify these animals> …

    Medical dictionary

  • 18 classify — verb Classify is used with these nouns as the object: ↑type …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 classify — verb (T) 1 to decide what group a plant, animal, book etc belong to according to a system: classify sth as: Is this plant classified as a moss or a lichen? 2 to regard people or things as belonging to a particular type because they have the same… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 classify — verb we can classify the students into two groups Syn: categorize, group, grade, rank, rate, order, organize, range, sort, type, codify, bracket, systematize, systemize; catalog, list, file, index, lump …

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