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, identify, in genera describere, index, introduce a system, label, list, marshal, methodize, name, organize, partition, pigeonhole, place in a category, place in order, put in array, put in order, range, rank, rate, reduce to order, segregate, separate, seriate, set in order, size, sort, specify, subsume, systematize, tag, type associated concepts: arbitrary classification, illegal classification, unreasonable classification II index allocate, apportion, call (title), characterize, codify, denominate, diagnose, differentiate, digest (summarize), discriminate (distinguish), distinguish, distribute, file (arrange), fix (arrange), identify, include, index (relate), label, organize (arrange), rate, screen (select), sort, subdivide

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


classify
v.
To put into groups on the basis of similarities and shared characteristics.
n.
classification

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  • 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

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