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Categorize vs. Classify

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Categorizeverb

(transitive) To assign a category; to divide into classes.

‘First, categorize incoming messages according to the needed actions.’;

Classifyverb

to identify by or divide into classes; to categorize

‘Should we classify "make up" as an idiom or as a phrasal verb?’;

Categorizeverb

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

Classifyverb

to declare something a secret, especially a government secret

‘They decided to classify that information.’;

Categorizeverb

place into or assign to a category;

‘Children learn early on to categorize’;

Classifyverb

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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Categorizeverb

place in a particular class or group

‘silk is categorized as a luxury import’;

Classifyverb

arrange or order by classes or categories;

‘How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?’;

Classifyverb

declare unavailable, as for security reasons;

‘Classify these documents’;

Classifyverb

assign to a class or kind;

‘How should algae be classified?’; ‘People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms’;

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