Categorize



to arrange in categories or classes; classify.
to describe by labeling or giving a name to; characterize.
Contemporary Examples

Also, while I love the old Universal monster movies, they’re difficult to categorize.
George R.R. Martin’s Top 10 Fantasy Films George R.R. Martin April 10, 2011

I was never like, “I wonder how people are going to categorize this?”
The Rise of Jack Antonoff, the Taylor Swift Whisperer Kevin Fallon November 13, 2014

Since there’s a near infinite number of possible exercises, Amiigo doesn’t bother trying to categorize them ahead of time.
Amiigo Tracker Pairs Data With Deadlifts Gregory Ferenstein August 3, 2014

Well, because it allows people to categorize you, either as a pot smoker or a drug warrior.
Meet Mark Kleiman, the Man Who Will Be Washington State’s Pot Czar Abby Haglage March 20, 2013

Disturbing, twisted, and strangely beautiful, this Alex Proyas masterpiece is a hard film to categorize.
George R.R. Martin’s Top 10 Fantasy Films George R.R. Martin April 10, 2011

Is making art when you feel inspired to make it something that you need to categorize?
The Rise of Jack Antonoff, the Taylor Swift Whisperer Kevin Fallon November 13, 2014

Humans are tribal, and it feels natural to think that humanity has always been eager to categorize on the basis of skin color.
Slavery As ‘Innovation’ and Other Provocative Ideas: What I Learned From Henry Louis Gates’s ‘Many Rivers to Cross’ Jamelle Bouie October 21, 2013

Historical Examples

I think you mentioned before that he had wanted to put you in a category, categorize you.
Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

verb
(transitive) to place in a category; classify
v.

1705, from category + -ize. Related: Categorized; categorizing.

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