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English verb: stratify

1. stratify (social) divide society into social classes or castes

SamplesIncome distribution often stratifies a society.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell, tell apart

Verb groupstratify

2. stratify (change) form layers or strata

SamplesThe rock stratifies.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up

Verb groupstratify

Domain categorygeology

3. stratify (social) develop different social levels, classes, or castes

SamplesSociety stratifies when the income gap widens.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

Verb groupstratify

4. stratify (contact) form, arrange, or deposit in layers

SamplesThe fish are stratified in barrels.
The rock was stratified by the force of the water.
A statistician stratifies the list of names according to the addresses.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

Narrower (hyponym)interstratify

Verb groupstratify, stratify

5. stratify (body) render fertile and preserve by placing between layers of earth or sand

SamplesStratify seeds.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fecundate, fertilise, fertilize, inseminate

Verb groupstratify

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