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Categorize vs. Classify

Difference Between Categorize and Classify

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Categorize

Place in a particular class or group
Silk is categorized as a luxury import
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Classify

To arrange or organize according to class or category.
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Categorize

To put into a category or categories; classify.
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Classify

To designate (a document, for example) as confidential, secret, or top secret.
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Categorize

(transitive) To assign a category; to divide into classes.
First, categorize incoming messages according to the needed actions.
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Classify

To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize
Should we classify "make up" as an idiom or as a phrasal verb?
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Categorize

To insert in a category or list; to class; to catalogue.
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Classify

To declare something a secret, especially a government secret
They decided to classify that information.
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Categorize

Place into or assign to a category;
Children learn early on to categorize
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Classify

To make classy
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Classify

To distribute into classes; to arrange according to a system; to arrange in sets according to some method founded on common properties or characters.
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Classify

Arrange or order by classes or categories;
How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?
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Classify

Declare unavailable, as for security reasons;
Classify these documents
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Classify

Assign to a class or kind;
How should algae be classified?
People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms
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